Michael Shannon cuts a pretty intimidating figure on stage and screen. The combination of his Southern upbringing and his early-career immersion into the Chicago theater scene probably accounts for much of his intensity. Michael and Marc talk about his experiences with creators like Tracy Letts, William Friedkin, and Jeff Nichols, and they delve into what occupies Michael’s mind when he’s not acting. This episode is sponsored by LifeAfter from GE Podcast Theater, Sonos, ZipRecruiter, and Squarespace.
This limited series dives deep into the WTF Vault (aka a shoebox under producer Brendan McDonald’s bed) to present lost Marc Maron material that has never been heard by anyone else. In this episode, hear an unaired test show Marc and Brendan created ten years ago for a nighttime variety program on Los Angeles radio, featuring Patton Oswalt as the guest and Jim Earl as Marc’s sidekick. This special presentation is sponsored by Zappos and Blue Apron.
The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: An optimistic look at the future of bots.In this episode of the O’Reilly Bots Podcast, Pete Skomoroch and I speak with Ben Brown, co-founder and CEO of Howdy.ai, the bot toolmaker behind the Botkit framework. Brown also runs the Talkabot conference, which was held in Austin this past September. Discussion points:
The types of bots that people are building and experimenting with on Botkit
How the evolution of bots compares to the evolution of mobile apps
The strikingly collegial bots community: Brown cites the contributions that IBM and Microsoft have made to Botkit
Praise for new types of bots, including notification bots (such as Poncho), what Brown calls “unfurling content” bots (such as Purple), and bots that open channels to discussions with humans
Thington, an Internet of Things platform that functions like a chatroom for micro-bots connected to different home devices
The Harvard Business Review bot, which sends out advice articles
Bloomberg article on Slack’s partnership with IBM to build chatbots
IBM’s “World of Watson” event, held in October
"Wait..Who won??" Tony opens the show by talking about Donald Trump winning the election. He talks some more about that with Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post and again with Leon and Chris during Old Guy Radio. Tony also gets news from Nigel and opens up the Mailbag.
Musician, songwriter and singer Johnny Marr joins David Baddiel in the Penguin Studio to talk about his autobiography Set The Boy Free (and jam with David on the guitar). Johnny talks about first falling in love with the sound of the guitar listening to the Everly Brothers, reveals how he developed a passion for reading whilst bunking off school and explains how he handled huge fame as a teenager. He brings along a selection of treasured objects including The Complete Essays of Aldous Huxley, a Marc Bolan EP, and, of course, his signature model Fender Jaguar. #PenguinPodcast #guitar #johnnymarr #thesmiths #music #davidbaddiel
Get in the holiday mood with this look at how Bing Crosby contributed to the rise of Silicon Valley (really).
A few years ago, Brooke spoke with the writer Paul Ford about the remarkable connection between Bing Crosby, magnetic tape, Nazi technology, and the computer hard drive. We’re putting it down the podcast feed again this week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, to get you in the mood. You can read Ford’s post about Crosby on the New Yorker Elements blog.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions backed Donald Trump early on. The two have at least one thing in common: both have been accused as being insensitive on issues of race.
Kyle Chayka is a freelance writer who writes for Businessweek, The Verge, Racked, The New Yorker, and more. “I love that idea of form and content being the same. I want to write about lifestyle in a lifestyle magazine. I want to critique technology in the
Looking beyond traditional notions of infrastructure, speakers put forward a range of propositions for ensuring London maintains its status as a global city over the next few decades.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/royalacademy/architecture-infrastructure-for-the-21st-century
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Our dangerous reliance on big data: in an episode recorded before the election, Rich and Paul talk to Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. They discuss Cathy’s origins in the math world, her years at a hedge fund on the brink of the 2008 financial crisis, the lack of transparency in the Department of Education’s data, and the various examples of “weapons of math destruction” in her book—all the ways that data is used to harm.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/postlighttrackchanges/cathy-oneil-on-weapons-of-math
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