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.
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Smashing Podcast Episode 4 With Heydon Pickering: What Are Inclusive Components? — Smashing Magazine
In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about Inclusive Components. What does it mean to be inclusive, or a component? And what has that got to do with accessibility? Drew McLellan talks to Smashing author Heydon Pickering to find out.
Eating is a political act, as Wendell Berry reminded us. Which is why I was very happy to sample the food on offer by Syrian refugees in Hummustown.
Refugees selling the food of their homeland to get a start in a new life is, by now, a cliché. Khaled (in the photo) joined their ranks a year ago. But cliché or not, selling food is an important way to give people work to do, wages, and hope. If it’s happening on your doorstep, which it is, and the food is good, which it is, what’s a hungry podcaster to do? Go there, obviously, and report back. Which is why, a couple of weeks ago, I found myself, microphone in hand, waiting patiently in line for a falafel wrap.
Truth be told, there aren’t that many Syrian refugees in Italy. The most recent official statistics put the total at around 5000 with a little over 600 in Rome. Hummustown is helping a few of them.
We made it to Episode 10, y’all! That’s a wrap on Season 1!
Who better to close out our first season than an engineer, entrepreneur, and general superstar we’ve loved for, like, a full decade? Yep, our guest today is Leah Culver, the co-founder and CTO of Breaker, a social podcast app that we’ve all just started using (if you have an iPhone, check it out. Android is coming soon).
I can only do the things I can do. I can keep trying to get better, but I can’t beat myself up about not being like someone else. I just have to sort of be myself and work with what I have and take it to that—that next step.
—Leah Culver, CTO, Breaker
But Breaker’s not the first startup Leah’s co-founded—in fact, Jenn fell hard for her very first company, Pownce, a microblogging platform that launched way back in 2007. We talk about that journey, plus:
The future of podcasting—like Chompers, a podcast on Alexa kids can brush their teeth to.
Women in tech, women in podcasting, and the fact that more women than ever are listening to podcasts, according to the 2017 podcast consumer report from Edison Research.
Financing a new laptop as a young programmer by selling laser-etched advertising on it back in 2006.
Getting into Y Combinator, an accelerator program for early-stage startups.
What Leah’s listening to right now (it’s Modern Love, which you can get on Breaker, of course).
Interviewing for 30 jobs, what a company’s snacks say about its culture, and why Leah wants you to stop judging her love for Diet Coke.
Also on the agenda: letting people carry things for you (literally and figuratively), peeing with your therapist (no, really), and all the “tiny revelations” we’ve had this season.
Thanks so much for joining us for Season 1! We’re taking a couple weeks off, but we’ll be back strong with Season 2 starting April 17. In the meantime, make sure to sign up for the new NYG Newsletter, coming April 20.
Katel LeDû Shopify is on a mission to make commerce better for everyone. In fact, they’re the leading global commerce for entrepreneurs. And did you know that they’re hiring? That’s right! And they don’t just want you to apply to them, they want to apply to you. Join a diverse, intelligent, and motivated team where you’ll get shit done. Visit shopify.com/careers to see what they’re talking about.
Jenn Lukas Welcome to No, You Go, the show about being ambitious—and sticking together. I’m Jenn Lukas.
KL I’m Katel LeDû.
Sara Wachter-Boettcher And I’m Sara Wachter-Boettcher.
JL Hey! It’s Season 1 finale time! How did we make it through 10 episodes? Well it certainly helps to be working on something that we all love. That concept’s no stranger to our guest today, founder Leah Culver, currently CTO of Breaker, a social podcast app. We’ll also talk about tech today versus 10 years ago, using an accelerator application to let you know if you’re ready to leave your job for your startup idea, and the importance and difficulties of self-evaluation. Dun dun dun. But first! How about we check in with ourselves? How y’all doin’, ladies?
KL Doing alright. Doing good. How about you?
JL I’m—do you ever feel like sometimes you just sigh? But you know what? I read a study one time that sighing is actually
Avi is revolutionising the image of traditional folk instrument, the mandolin (R)
Avi grew up in Be’er Sheva in Israel, where he learned mandolin from a violinist.
Not until he went to Italy to study at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Music in Padua, did he play music written specifically for his instrument.
Today his style sits somewhere between the traditional mandolin technique he was taught in Italy, and his own.
Avi now lives in Berlin and performs all over the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Forbidden City in Beijing.
His renditions of Baroque and folk music, in concert and recordings, have been described as ‘electric’, and have seen his acclaim, and touring schedule, grow dramatically.
In a first for a mandolinist, Avi was nominated for a Best Instrumental Soloist Grammy in 2010.
The morality of robots: Genevieve Bell’s predictions for the future of AI - Conversations - ABC Radio
Genevieve had never imagined a life in technology, until a chance meeting in a bar in Palo Alto.
A chance meeting in a bar one night led a young Australian academic Genevieve Bell into a job she’d never expected.
She was hired by software maker, Intel, as their resident anthropologist.
Her boss asked her to find out how people outside America were using their cell phones.
This began fourteen years of helping translate how humans use technology back to the software engineers who make the machines in the first place.
Now Genevieve is back in Australia, in a job which aims to transform how we think about the interconnectedness of the technological world.
In an era of rising anxiety about Artificial Intelligence, she says many predictions about the AI-driven future are far too apocalyptic.
Is our increasing immersion in the online world affecting our ability to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not?
Mark is an inventor, writer and entrepreneur, with more than three decades experience in digital technology.
He believes Facebook is constantly trying to shape the emotional state of its users, to make them happy to stay there longer.
Mark says the world is increasingly being presented to us as we want to see it, rather than as it really is.
Looking ahead, he is wondering whether we’re approaching the last days of reality.
Writer and Founding Editor of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, sits down with Adam to talk about why the fiction we write today shapes our very real tomorrow.
Kevin Smith sits down with Adam fan to fan to obsess over Planet of the Apes reruns, Star Wars action figures and why science fiction is his personal moral compass.
John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer of Industrial Light and Magic and visual effects legend, sits down with Adam and reveals how he cold called his way into LucasFilm.
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