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  1. The Life Scientific: Michele Dougherty on Saturn

    Michele Dougherty tells Jim Al-Khalili why she diverted the Cassini mission to Saturn.

    The Cassini mission into deep space has witnessed raging storms, flown between Saturn’s enigmatic rings and revealed seven new moons. And, thanks in no small part to Professor Michele Dougherty, it’s made some astonishing discoveries. For the last twenty years, Michele been responsible for one of the key instruments on board Cassini - the magnetometer. In 2005, she spotted a strange signature in the data during a distant fly by of Saturn’s smaller moons, Enceladus and became curious. Now,space missions are planned years ahead of time. Every detail is nailed down. But Michele convinced mission control to divert Cassini from its carefully planned route to take a closer look at Enceladus. And her gamble paid off. Cassini scientists soon discovered jets of water vapour and organic material shooting out of the south pole of Enceladus, not bad for a small moon that could so easily have been ignored. It’s now thought that this tiny moon might be able to support microbial life underneath its icy surface.

    In 2008, Michele was awarded the hugely prestigious Hughes medal for her work - an honour last given to a woman in 1906! She’s also been voted by the UK Science Council as one of the country’s top 100 living scientists. She talks to Jim al-Khalili about growing up in South Africa, moving from mathematics to managing space missions and what they hope will happen when Cassini crashes into Saturn later this year.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qjcw

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  2. Bob “Super Dave” Einstein

    Writer-performer Bob “Super Dave” Einstein is one of the funniest men on the planet, and in this unforgettable episode, he shares hilarious anecdotes about everyone from Redd Foxx to Billy Barty to Sid Caesar to Joey Heatherton. Also, Bob teams with Steve Martin, dials up Ray Charles, “arrests” Liberace and runs afoul of Kate Smith.

    PLUS: Pat Paulsen! “The Sonny Comedy Revue”! Mike Douglas interviews a monkey! Sly Stone stares down Peter Marshall! And Nixon and Agnew play Laurel and Hardy!

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  3. Episode 6: Website Perspectives

    Ever had a great idea and not followed through on it? Me too! In this episode, I discuss how I overcame uncertainty to start building new views for my website that take advantage of all the different types of content I publish.

    Discussed in this episode:

    My photos page

    My archive page

    My overview page

    I’d love your feedback on what I’ve created so far!

    http://cleverca.st/2018/05/24/episode-website-perspectives.html

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  4. Bruce Sterling at The Interval at Long Now | San Francisco

    Bruce Sterling at The Interval: The future is a kind of history that hasn’t happened yet. The past is a kind of future that has already happened.

    The present moment vanishes before it can be described. Language, a human invention, lacks the power to fully adhere to reality.

    We live in a very short now and here, since the flow of events in spacetime is mostly closed to human comprehension. But we have to say something about the future, since we have to live there. So what can we say? Being “futuristic” is a problem in metaphysics; it’s about getting language to adhere to an unknowable reality. But the futuristic quickly becomes old-fashioned, so how can the news stay news?

    Bruce Sterling is a futurist, journalist, science-fiction author, and culture critic. He is the author of more than 20 books including ground-breaking science ficiton and non-fiction about hackers, design and the future. He was the editor in 01986 of Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986) which brought the cyberpunk science fiction sub-genre to a much wider audience. He previous spoke for Long Now about "The Singularity: Your Future as a Black Hole" in 02004. His Beyond the Beyond blog on Wired.com is now in its 15th year. His most recent book is Pirate Utopia.

    https://theinterval.org/salon-talks/02018/oct/16/how-be-futuristic-bruce-sterling

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  5. The Room of Requirement - This American Life

    Libraries aren’t just for books. They’re often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It’s actually kind of magical. This week, we have stories of people who roam the stacks and find unexpected things that just happen to be exactly what they required.

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/664/the-room-of-requirement

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  6. Ep. 318: “The Best Chicken” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann

    Merlin Mann’s frank & candid weekly phone call with John Roderick of The Long Winters.

    The Problem: John got the side-eye.

    http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick/ep-318-the-best-chicken.html

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  7. Gathering the Magic - 99% Invisible

    Magic: The Gathering is a card game and your goal is to knock your opponent down to zero points. But Magic: The Gathering also has a deep mythology about an infinite number of parallel worlds. Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds looks at why this handheld card game has survived the onslaught of competition from digital games, and how the designers at Wizards of the Coast create a sense of story and world-building within a non-sequential card game.

    https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/gathering-the-magic/

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  8. Will Storr on why you are not yourself

    “To have a self is to feel as if we are, in the words of neuroscientist Professor Chris Frith, the ‘invisible actor at the centre of the world’.”

    That’s Will Storr, writing in his fantastic book Selfie. Ignore the very of-the-moment title. Storr dives deep into the cultural, evolutionary, and psychological construction of that thing that feels to us like our self, but is not actually ours, and is not a single thing.

    This is a mind-bending conversation that should, truly, change your understanding of your self. Definitely in the top five EK Show episodes to listen to stoned.

    https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klein-show/episodes/5bce189f-80ba-4893-bb53-7b82c90cdaed

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  9. Function \\ F7: Behind the Rising Labor Movement in Tech

    This week on Function, Anil sits down with tech activists Leigh Honeywell, Mark S. Luckie, and Matt Rivitz, to talk about the frameworks which led to the massive protests we’re seeing today from tech workers.

    http://culture-zine.glitch.me/culture/function-episode-7/

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  10. RTÉ Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Summer of Astral Weeks

    As 1968 began, Van Morrison was at his lowest ebb - penniless, facing deportation, and living under the threat of Mob violence in New York city. As 1968 ended, Van Morrison transformed the sound of his music with the album ‘Astral Weeks’. (2018).

    https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2018/1004/1001009-the-summer-of-astral-weeks/

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