jgarber / Jason Garber

Web developer, musician, photographer, author, and suspect patent holder.

There are sixteen people in jgarber’s collective.

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  1. Gagarin and the lost Moon

    On 12 April 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became an explorer like none other before him, going faster and further than any human in history, into what had always been the impenetrable and infinite unknown. Raised in poverty during the World War Two, the one-time foundry worker and a citizen of the Soviet Union became the first human to fly above the Earth. Dr Kevin Fong tells the story of how 27-year-old Yuri Gagarin came to launch a new chapter in the history of exploration and follows the cosmonaut’s one hour flight around the Earth.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09j922z

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  2. Music to land on the Moon by

    On the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landings, Beatriz De La Pava researches how real life events are reflected in the lyrics of popular songs, and shows how music can paint a vivid picture of the social, political, economic, and cultural landscape. She plays the music that chronicles the history of the space race, and speaks to the people who knew it, made it and loved it.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07hc88v

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  3. Podcast Episode 343: Operation Cowboy - Futility Closet

    In April 1945, a group of American soldiers learned that hundreds of Lipizzaner horses were being held on a farm in western Czechoslovakia — and set out to rescue them before the Red Army could reach them. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll tell the story of Operation Cowboy, one of the strangest episodes of World War II. We’ll also learn about an NBA brawl and puzzle over a technology’s link to cancer deaths. Intro: What’s wrong with these Martian census numbers? Japanese puzzle maven Nob Yoshigahara offered this perplexing model. Sources for our feature on…

    https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/05/17/podcast-episode-343-operation-cowboy/

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  4. #42 – Back to the Future – Settling the Score

    It’s about time! Jon and Andy finally get around to Alan Silvestri’s score for the hit 1985 sci-fi comedy adventure Back to the Future. What does its main theme have in common with some other memorable movie melodies? How does a film’s score have to breathe with its editing? And, where we’re going, do we need roads?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/42-back-to-the-future/

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  5. Radiolab: The Wubi Effect

    When we think of China today, we think of a technological superpower. From Huawei and 5G to TikTok and viral social media, China is stride for stride with the United States in the world of computing. However, China’s technological renaissance almost didn’t happen. And for one very basic reason: The Chinese language, with its 70,000 plus characters, couldn’t fit on a keyboard.

    Today, we tell the story of Professor Wang Yongmin, a hard headed computer programmer who solved this puzzle and laid the foundation for the China we know today.

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/wubi-effect

    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  6. Lectures in History - The Slave Trade | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

    Listen to Lectures in History episodes free, on demand. History professor Marcus Rediker lectured during a course on Colonial America at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. He talked about the origins of the slave trade to the Americas between 1640 and the early 1800s.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.

    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cspan-american-history-tv-lectures-in-history/e/73422956?autoplay=true

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