Tagged with “history” (256)

  1. Feet on the Ground, Eyes on the Stars: The True Story of a Real Rocket Man with G.A. “Jim” Ogle – User Defenders podcast : Inspiring Interviews with UX Superheroes.

    G.A. “Jim” Ogle fell in love with airplanes at the early age of 8 years old. The circumstances that presented this initial passion were far from ideal.

    He was recovering in a hospital bed following a 7-hour surgery to essentially re-attach his badly mangled right leg from a horrible school bus wreck. He awoke from the operation to see a model airplane hanging down from a wooden structure over his bed that was to be used as a traction device to slowly pull his left leg back into place. It was broken at the hip and rammed almost three inches into his lower torso.

    His injuries would prevent him from being a pilot in the Air Force. But this reality would not deter him from being in the air with airplanes because 12 years later he became involved in space with missiles and rockets on his first job at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958. This was the beginning of his 51-year career of being associated with every manned moon mission and all 135 Space Shuttle missions. He finally got his layoff notice along with 8,000 other space workers following the final Shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011.

    He likes to tell folks questioning his unusual longevity in this field that he was fortunate to be “in the right place at the right time and the right age.” He considers himself blessed for having had the opportunity to be a part of this truly exciting time in America’s beginnings in space.

    Fun fact: Jim requires 10 lemons and multiple servings of tartar sauce with every seafood meal. The last lemon squeeze after the meal is used to clean his hands!

    https://userdefenders.com/podcast/feet-on-the-ground-eyes-on-the-stars-the-true-story-of-a-real-rocket-man-with-g-a-jim-ogle/

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  2. Dave Winer on The Open Web, Blogging, Podcasting and More | Internet History Podcast

    Dave Winer has been called the godfather of a lot of things. The godfather of blogging. The Godfather of Podcasting. One of the key people involved in the development of RSS. But as you’ll hear in this great and wide ranging chat, Dave Winer is just a software developer who has never stopped tinkering, never lost his interest in coming up with new tools and new technologies. Dave was kind enough to sit down and go over his whole career, from the very earliest days of the PC era, to the present day.

    http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2017/10/dave-winer-on-the-open-web-blogging-podcasting-and-more/

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  3. Hardcore History 60 The Celtic Holocaust

    Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests…until the natives nearly win.

    http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-60-the-celtic-holocaust/

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  4. The Web Platform Podcast : 139: The state of CSS moving forward in 2018

    This week Eric Meyer joins us to talk about the past, present and future of CSS. Delving into some web history, discussing why CSS can be overlooked in regards to app development and the reasons people can be off-put by CSS this episode is a delightful insight into the mind of a web legend.

    http://thewebplatformpodcast.com/139-the-state-of-css-moving-forward-in-2018?tdest_id=240060

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  5. Brian Cox on Robert Oppenheimer

    Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hctvq

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  6. The Basement Tapes

    Listen to “The Basement Tapes” Season 2 Episode 10 of The Revisionist History Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell.

    A cardiologist in Minnesota searches through the basement of his childhood home for a missing box of data from a long-ago experiment. What he discovers changes our understanding of the modern American diet — but also teaches us something profound about what really matters when we honor our parents’ legacy.

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/20-the-basement-tapes

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  7. McDonald’s Broke My Heart

    Listen to “McDonald’s Broke My Heart” Season 2 Episode 9 of The Revisionist History Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell.

    McDonald’s used to make the best fast food french fries in the world — until they changed their recipe in 1990. Revisionist History travels to the top food R&D lab in the country to discover what was lost, and why for the past generation we’ve been eating french fries that taste like cardboard.

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/19-mcdonalds-broke-my-heart

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  8. The King of Tears

    Revisionist History goes to Nashville to talk with Bobby Braddock, who has written more sad songs than almost anyone else. What is it about music that makes us cry? And what sets country music apart?

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/16-the-king-of-tears

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  9. The Prime Minister and the Prof

    How does friendship influence political power? The story of Winston Churchill’s close friend and confidant — an eccentric scientist named Frederick Lindemann — whose connection to Churchill altered the course of British policy in World War II. And not in a good way.

    http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/15-the-prime-minister-and-the-prof

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  10. It’s putrid, it’s paleo, and it’s good for you

    John Speth on how food we may consider disgusting is essential for survival in the Arctic, with added disgusting goodness from Paul Rozin.

    http://www.eatthispodcast.com/its-putrid-its-paleo-and-its-good-for-you/

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