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The audio home of Brian Suda, a master informatician living in Iceland.

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  1. The Longest Long Shot

    When the uncelebrated Leicester City Football Club won the English Premier League, it wasn’t just the biggest underdog story in recent history. It was a sign of changing economics — and that other impossible, wonderful events might be lurking just around the corner.

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  2. Someone Else’s Acid Trip: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

    At first glance, Kevin Kelly is a contradiction: a self-described old hippie and onetime editor of hippiedom’s do-it-yourself bible, The Whole Earth Catalog, who went on to co-found Wired magazine, a beacon of the digital age. In our latest edition of FREAK-quently Asked Questions, Kelly sits down with Stephen Dubner to explain himself; the episode is called “Someone Else’s Acid Trip.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) Kelly argues that there is in fact little contradiction between his past and present. In fact, he says, the hippie origins of the personal computer represent one of the great untold stories of our times. “A lot of the earliest entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley … lived on communes and learned some small business skills, making candles or macramé, or whatever,” he says. “They were trying to augment human cognition, not trying to make a new industry.” Kelly believes he may have been the first person ever to be hired online when Whole Earth took him on in 1983. He was a blogger long before that term entered the English language. Today, at 62, with his gray Lincoln-esque beard, Kelly still looks more Amish farmer than state-of-the-art. Nonetheless, he spends much of his time pondering (and writing about) the intersection of technology and modern life. In this episode, Kelly talks about his big, cool book Cool Tools (and the companion blog), a catalog of everything from a garden fork to the Longform iPhone app; his biggest indulgence: a personal two-story library a mile from the Pacific Ocean; oh, and that one time — just once — that he dropped acid.

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  3. EPISODE 62: MGMT

    MGMT was formed by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden in 2001. The song Time to Pretend was one they wrote early in their career. It first came out on their debut: the Time to Pretend EP in 2005. And three years after that, they put out a new version of the song, on their first full-length album, Oracular Spectactular, which was named album of the year by NME and was one of Rolling Stone’s top 20 albums of the decade. It went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. In this episode, Ben and Andrew trace how the song Time to Pretend was made, from its dorm room origins, to its first recording, to re-envisioning it with Grammy-winning producer Dave Fridmann. They also uncover the hidden sounds and easter eggs within the recording.

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  4. EPISODE 70: WEEZER

    Weezer’s 10th album, the self-titled “White” album, came out April 1, 2016. In this episode, Rivers Cuomo breaks down the meticulous process of making the song “Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori,” through the different demo versions that the track went through, and the array of spreadsheets that he uses collect, analyze, and harvest his ideas.

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  5. Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world map

    Let’s face it. Paper maps are a bit out of fashion now that we have smartphones. But old world maps and atlases are chock-full of history, of once-uncharted territories — and if you zoom close, "sea monsters."

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  6. How TED Talks Work: Featuring Roman Mars

    TED Talks have been around longer than you think. They became really popular once YouTube came along to bring their often inspirational messages to the world, 18 minutes at a time. In this episode, we interview an actual TED talker, the host of the 99% Invisible podcast, Roman Mars.

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  7. Space, Reaching for the Stars

    What does the future hold for human space exploration? With more countries getting involved and costs falling, ambitious projects are being proposed.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03dn2m9

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  8. Simon Sinek: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business

    About this presentation

    In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning. Sinek argues that as individuals and companies, everything that we say and do is a symbol of who we are. And it is only when we communicate our beliefs authentically that we can attract others to our cause, and form the bonds that will empower us to achieve truly great things.

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    0:32 how can you help the human race progress? 1:06 when you’re surrounded by people who believe in what you believe something remarkable happens 1:30 we need trust 1:45 willing to experiment which needs failure 2:10 we’re not goo by ourselves 2:28 the goal is not to fix our weakness but to amplify strengths 4:00 advantages 4:09 what are you in pursuit of? 7:07 we don’t trust everyone. we trust people in our community but you have to know what to look for 7:35 authenticity matters (symbols of who we are) 8:35 if you say/do what you believe you will attract people that believe what you believe 10:23 Ability as designers is to create those tools of belief 18:16 spirit of generosity 18:20 willing to give to someone who will be willing to give to us 18:59 fulfillment - when you do something for someone else 20:09 when trust emerges, surviv…

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llKvV8_T95M&list=PLNrNdjJF25vVWZ_mJ8pHubY4pEc4UThVx&index=5
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  9. A Conversation with Nate Silver: Analytic Evolutions, Big Data Failures and Data Visualizations

    In this interview, SAS’ data-driven marketer Alex Krawchick sits down with celebrity statistician, author and New York Times blogger Nate Silver. They discuss where analytics is heading, how organizations are succeeding - and failing - with big data, and how data visualization is changing the game. Learn more at http://www.sas.com/visualanalytics

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  10. Beowulf Deconstructed: The Old English of Beowulf

    Explores the language and story of the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem. Kevin Stroud presents the story of Beowulf by deconstructing the poem and examining the original Old English language, as well as the history behind the poem.

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