Tagged with “kqed” (9)

  1. The New Age of Podcasts: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

    A few years ago, a little-known Oakland-based podcast called ‘99% Invisible’ ended up raising over $500,000 on Kickstarter, proving small podcasts could make it on their own. These days, swarms of new podcasts are popping up across the web, with shows like ‘This American Life’ spinning off their own and major distributors scrambling to harness these shows into profitable networks. Listeners are definitely hungry for more: one billion podcasts were downloaded in the last year. What does it take to start a successful podcast? And what do all these new ventures mean for the future of podcasting and radio?


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  2. Paul Auster’s “Winter Journal”

    Paul Auster remembers the car accident that nearly killed him and his family. It’s one of a series of brushes with death from his new book, "Winter Journal." Auster also recalls dirty fights as a child, sitting next to his mother’s lifeless body as an adult, the crumbling of his first marriage and the slow breakdown of his own body over time. Paul Auster joins us to talk about aging, death and the power of the written word.


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  3. David Allen: ‘Getting Things Done’: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

    Fast Company Magazine has called author and consultant David Allen ‘one of the world’s most influential thinkers’ on productivity. We talk to Allen about the best ways to organize our desks, inboxes and the information in our heads to make for a more stress-free work environment.


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  4. The End of Overeating from KQED’s Forum

    Pediatrician and former head of the Food and Drug Administration David Kessler says the U.S. food industry has manipulated American consumers into unhealthy eating habits. In his book, "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite," Kessler describes how chronic overeaters might resist artificially induced food cravings.

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  5. Michael Lewis on the Financial Crisis

    Berkeley-based author Michael Lewis joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." Lewis’ other books include "The Blind Side," "Moneyball," "Liar’s Poker" and "Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood."


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  6. Jared Diamond Explains Haiti’s Enduring Poverty

    Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs & Steel (and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed), offers some timely thoughts on why Haiti, once a fairly prosperous country, has sunk into enduring poverty — a condition not comparatively shared by its neighbor on the same island, the Dominican Republic. According to Diamond, Haiti’s environmental conditions offer a partial explanation. But you will also find clues in the country’s language, and in the legacy of slavery that has shaped Haiti’s economic relationship with Europe and the US. This interview — quite a good one — aired this morning in San Francisco.


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  7. KQED Forum: Daniel Pink

    For years, Daniel Pink has been investigating the intersection of science and business. His last book championed the role of creativity and ‘right-brain’ thinkers in the business world. He joins us to discuss his new book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us." Pink’s previous books include "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future."

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  8. KQED’s Forum: Dave Eggers

    Author Dave Eggers joins us to discuss his new book "Zeitoun," which tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-American man who chose to stay in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Eggers’ previous books include "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and "What is the What." He’s the editor of McSweeney’s and co-editor of the Voice of Witness series which is designed to illuminate contemporary human crises through oral history.


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  9. KQED Forum - The End Of Solitude

    The advent of new technologies like text messaging and online social networking makes it easier to connect with friends far and wide, but at what cost? We talk with literary critic William Deresiewicz about the repercussions of hyper-connectivity and a generation that, he argues, seems unable to tolerate solitude and quiet reflection.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants