What it’s like to be momentarily big on the small screen.
John has questions about Merlin
Your hosts return to their Secret Weird Things People Do project.
Our latest Freakonomics Radio podcast is called “Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript below; it includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.)In it, Stephen Dubner grills Steve Levitt about a new project called Freakonomics Experiments. (Levitt blogged about it here and stopped by Marketplace last week.) The basic idea is to learn more about how people make decisions, especially when they’re on the margin. So: if you’re struggling with a decision, large or small, you can bring your question to FreakonomicsExperiments.com, where a random coin flip will help solve your dilemma. You also become part of the scientific experiment by taking follow-up surveys and letting the research team know how the decision turned out.The idea originated from the flood of emails Dubner and Levitt received in response to our “Upside of Quitting” podcast. Many listeners said the show had emboldened them to quit something they no longer wanted to do. In this podcast, you’ll hear from two of those quitters: former racecar driver Daniel Herrington and ex-runner Serra Mentessi.
In this special episode of AppStories, Federico interviews Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi about iPadOS, pointer support, and more.
March 6, 2020 - Johns Hopkins experts brief Capitol Hill staffers in Washington, D.C. about the coronavirus. More information about COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu.
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Moderator: Lauren Sauer, Director of Operations with the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR). Start/Intro: 0:08
Experts presenting include: + Jason Farley: Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Start: 44:10. + Lauren Gardner: Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, whose lab created the coronavirus tracking map being used worldwide. Start: 14:11. + Tom Inglesby: Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Start: 03:51. + Lisa Maragakis: Senior director of infection prevention for the Johns Hopkins Health System and an epidemiologist. Start: 31:20. + Andy Pekosz: Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Start: 27:12
The Talk Show
‘Parking Meters in a Dirt Lot’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include sleep and sleep-tracking (with Apple Watch), regional fast-casual dining, the nature of podcasting, and, of course, more.
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Sleep-tracking Apple Watch apps:
Apple’s list of standard Mac keyboard shortcuts.
Vox: “How golf explains Donald Trump”.
Commander-in-Cheat — Rick Reilly’s new book on Trump.
Gino’s Burgers and Chicken — a fast food chain from the 1970s that served Kentucky Fried Chicken but was not a Kentucky Fried Chicken.
1984 NYT story on Massachussetts’s then-new — and still in place — law banning bars and restaurants from offering “Happy Hours”.
Philadelphia is incinerating half its recycling.
99% Invisible episode on where U.S. recycling often went: to China.
“The Banana Window” — 2011 episode of the old incarnation of The Talk Show where Merlin joined me as co-host while Dan was on paternity leave.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
Full 2008 Vice Presidential Debate with Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden.
In this audio clip excerpt, President Trump expressed disgust Thursday morning with the explosive whistleblower complaint, slamming the intelligence officer and the White House aides who helped him or her as “almost a spy” and suggested it was treason.
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