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  1. The Rolling Wave Ep 11 The Star Above the Garter

    In 1969 Siblings Julia Clifford and Denis Murphy from Kerry recorded an album called The Star Above the Garter for Claddagh Records. The album with it’s distinctive colourful cover painting quickly established itself as one of the classic recordings of Irish traditional music. This podcast celebrates that album- the Star above the garter.

    https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21790306

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  2. The Accidental Technologist: Caterina Fake

    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.

    https://www.gimletmedia.com/without-fail/the-accidental-technologist-caterina-fake#episode-player

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  3. John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move - Econlib

    How did bad come to mean good? Why is Shakespeare so hard to understand? Is there anything good about "like" and "you know?" Author and professor John McWhorter of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the unplanned ways that English speakers create English, an example of emergent order. Topics discussed include how words get short (but not too short), the demand for vividness in language, and why Shakespeare is so hard to understand.

    http://www.econtalk.org/john-mcwhorter-on-the-evolution-of-language-and-words-on-the-move/

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  4. An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar… (Ep. 343) - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. Joining Stephen J. Dubner as co-host is the linguist John McWhorter; Bari Weiss (The New York Times) is the real-time fact-checker.

    http://freakonomics.com/podcast/tmsidk-2018/

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  5. #16 Model Behavior — with entrepreneur/investor Caterina Fake (Etsy, Kickstarter, Flickr)

    Whatever you are when you’re small gets amplified when you grow. So if you’re staring any kind of online community (social media, e-commerce, crowd-funding…) be careful what you cultivate. Caterina Fake has founded or invested in companies with the most interesting and influential communities - Flickr, Etsy, Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, even Blue Bottle Coffee. Her wise words for every founder: You have has a responsibility to shape the community from day one — because the tone you set is the tone you’re going to keep, even as you go viral.

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