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  1. Google Play presents: Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds, and Peter F. Hamilton

    Bestselling British science fiction authors Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton have came together for a unique Science Fiction Hangout on Air with Google Play and a bunch of fans on Thursday, September 27th. They discussed their latest books, their work, their writing processes and science fiction in general.

    Don’t forget to check out their books on Google Play:

    Peter F.Hamilton: http://goo.gl/42YHI Iain M. Banks: http://goo.gl/xHp18 Alastair Reynolds: http://goo.gl/6NI54

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  2. “JUST A BANJO PLAYER”: Rhiannon Giddens - Ireland’s Edge | Acast

    Once referred to as a ‘performing historian’ Rhiannon Giddens is a musician from Greensboro, North Carolina whose career has ranged from folk to country, blues to gospel, opera to R&B. Her old-time string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have received 6 Grammy nominations, winning in 2010 for their album Genuine Negro Jig.

    In 2017 Rhiannon received a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for ‘reclaiming African American contributions to folk and country music and bringing to light new connections between music from the past and the present’.

    At Ireland’s Edge, she speaks to music journalist Jim Carroll about race, influence and appropriation of African-American music, and cross-cultural collaboration all through the story of the banjo in the United States.

    https://shows.acast.com/irelands-edge/episodes/just-a-banjo-player-rhiannon-giddens

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  3. Project Cybersyn - 99% Invisible

    On September 11, 1973, a military junta violently took control of Chile, which was led at the time by President Salvador Allende. Allende had become president in a free and democratic election. After the military coup, General Augusto Pinochet took power and ruled Chile as a dictator until 1990.

    The military regime dissolved the congress, took control of the media and went about dismantling the socialist and democratic institutions that Allende’s government had built.

    In the midst of this takeover, the military discovered a strange room in a nondescript office building in downtown Santiago. The room was hexagonal in shape with seven white fiberglass chairs arranged in an inward facing circle.

    This “operations room” (or: opsroom) was the physical interface for a complex system called Cybersyn. It was an ambitious project in technology and design meant to help Chile’s socialist economy succeed.

    https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/project-cybersyn/

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  4. How Octavia Butler’s Sci-Fi Dystopia Became A Constant In A Man’s Evolution

    It was middle school, eighth grade, when a sheltered 13-year-old boy suddenly found himself immersed in an unfamiliar world, guided by a girl who wasn’t much older, a girl on the verge of leading a religious movement.

    At first glance, it might appear as if all they had in common was age, but there was more. They were both growing up in religious households — she a Baptist in a walled community outside of Los Angeles, he a Muslim in suburban Maryland. And they shared a burning desire to understand the constantly evolving, confusing world they occupied.

    The boy was me. The girl, Lauren Oya Olamina, is, of course, the main character in Octavia Butler’s classic science fiction novel Parable of the Sower. We were introduced by an adventurous middle school English teacher who assigned the book to my class.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968498810/how-octavia-butlers-sci-fi-dystopia-became-a-constant-in-a-mans-evolution

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  5. The Rolling Wave Thursday 28 January 2021 - The Rolling Wave - RTÉ Radio 1

    In this episode piper Mick O’Brien talks about a new CD he has released with Emer Mayock and Aoife Ní Bhriain called ‘More Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts’, music collected over 150 years ago in Cork and Kerry.

    https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/programmes/2021/0128/1193703-the-rolling-wave-thursday-28-january-2021/

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  6. The Incomparable | Cracks In His Armor (Episode 546)

    Is this the way? We break down the second season of “The Mandalorian,” which sees our title character struggle with his own identity as a Mandalorian as well as coming to grips with the important task of protecting the child that he’s been caring for. What’s the difference between good and bad fan service? How many different spin-off shows were being set up this season? And we workshop a Baby Yoda sitcom.

    https://www.theincomparable.com/theincomparable/546/

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  7. Rita Farrell Interview (Uilleann pipes, flute)

    So much in here: piping as meditation and not setting fire to the old Ganley flute. Starting on the whistle but falling for the pipes despite the danger. The eternal conversation: reeds, drones and regulators. The session spaces of Belfast, open piping closed piping, Tommy Reck and saying ‘I Love You’ to Liam O’Flynn. Being a girl and running an all female session. A room tuned to G Minor, the Drogheda connection, the five string banjo and ‘Lovely Leitrim.’ Oh. And Robbie Williams and Graham Norton too. Bish Bash Bosh. What a treat.

    https://www.blarneypilgrims.com/episodes/rita-farrell-interview-uilleann-pipes-flute

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