Caterina Fake was on her way to life in academia as a Renaissance literature scholar when the tech world came knocking. She co-founded Flickr, the hugely popular photo-sharing site, and started a handful of other tech companies. These days she runs her own VC investment firm and is regarded as one of Silicon Valley’s top visionaries. But spend five minutes with her and you’ll realize she has not left behind her academic roots; instead, she brings that mindset to everything from predicting the next big tech movement to making the case that every business should be a family business.Caterina Fake is the co-founder of Flickr and Hunch.com. She is a partner at Yes VC. To learn more about Caterina’s upcoming podcast check out ShouldThisExist.coWithout Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg. It is produced by Sarah Platt and edited by Alex Blumberg, Devon Taylor and Nazanin Rafsanjani. Jarret Floyd mixed the episode. Music by Bobby Lord.
Lindsey Buckhingham of Fleetwood Mac breaks down "Go Your Own Way" from the band’s seminal album "Rumours."
Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes Live from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (itma) is a 3-part live radio broadcast from the history-rich surrounds of the Georgian home on Merrion Square of the itma. Join itma and Near FM for a series of a performances and interviews that focus on bringing the archival collections at itma to life. Here we present the series again as a listen again/podcast option.
The first programme in our second series of Within a Mile of Dublin focuses on the Goodman Collection, bringing together conversation, song, and music to show how the work of a 19th-century collector continues to shape the practices of musicians in the 21st century.
Miriam O’Donovan, singer
Mick O’Brien, pipes
Lisa Shields, speaker
Near FM/itma Production Team
Producer/sound – Paul Loughran, Sound Tech/ Research – Brian Doyle, Presenter/research – Ken Tuohy, Researcher – Maeve Gebruers, Floor Manager – Dorothee Meyer Holtkamp, Technical manager – Gay Graham, Production support – Gary Kirwan, Glen Caulwell.
This series is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.
In 1714, British Parliament offered a huge cash prize to anyone who could find a way to determine longitude at sea. And it worked, sort of—several decades later. Are modern contests like the DARPA challenges and the X Prize an effective way to spur technological innovation? Guests include: Dava Sobel, author of Longitude.
When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, and not a corporation.
The Internet was originally a peer to peer decentralized network of networks connecting diverse nodes. The ability to move and share content over the Internet evolved through file transfer to gopher to hypertext transport protocol and html, i.e. the World Wide Web. The early web co-evolved with zine culture, with many small independent content sites appearing, and experiments in content sharing using technologies like trackback, pingback, and Really Simple Syndication (RSS).
Over the last decade or so, the Internet has exploded. All media has become digital; the Internet has become the platform of choice for distribution. With the rise of social networks, smaller content nodes were swept into sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, blogs fell aside, and content sharing was mediated by evolving new platforms created and managed by corporations supported primarily by advertising. Content producers and consumers became “the product,” sold to advertisers in an ecosystem that mixes traditional and social media sources. The Internet has is somewhat less decentralized, replaced to an extent by managed broadband and cellular networks.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of real and imagined machines that appear to be living, and the questions they raise about life and creation. Even in myth they are made by humans, not born. The classical Greeks built some and designed others, but the knowledge of how to make automata and the principles behind them was lost in the Latin Christian West, remaining in the Greek-speaking and Arabic-speaking world. Western travellers to those regions struggled to explain what they saw, attributing magical powers. The advance of clockwork raised further questions about what was distinctly human, prompting Hobbes to argue that humans were sophisticated machines, an argument explored in the Enlightenment and beyond.
Could the NATO phonetic alphabet help Charvy Narain order a taxi?
Recode’s Kara Swisher talks with six of the organizers of the Nov. 1 protests, who say the company’s response has been deeply inadequate.
Can ego knock a bridge down? How one man’s decisions caused the collapse of the Quebec Bridge.
In 2006, Warren Buffett posed a challenge. He bet that the smartest hedge fund managers out there couldn’t beat the world’s simplest, most brainless investment. In this show, we tell you who’s winning.
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