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  1. Do Youz Knowz What I Meme? : All Tech Considered : NPR

    "The term meme was originally coined in the 1970s by Richard Dawkins, a British scientist and author of The Selfish Gene. Dawkins says a meme is something that spreads from person to person within a culture — like a toy craze or a pop song."

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  2. Design for Developers

    In this episode, Jason and Dan bring you all the latest programming and Mongo news, think about old movies, and talk about design and ux from a developer point of view.

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  3. # 137: The Book That Changed Your Life

    Stories of people who believe a book changed their life. It’s a romantic notion, and one reason we believe it is because we want to believe our lives can be changed by something so simple as an idea — or a set of ideas contained in a book.

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  4. The Real Social Networks

    James’s new book, “Connected”… Unintentionally influencing your friend’s friend’s friend… How happiness is like the flu… Obesity spreads like an idea …… … but don’t try to lose weight by dumping your fat friends… An old shampoo commercial, voting, and Facebook pseudo-friends…

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  5. Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Benoit Mandelbrot on the financial crisis

    The infuriating Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the dreadfully-written (but annoyingly correct) Black Swan, gets to say "I told you so.":

    As the financial sector shifts, so does the reach of the jolt to economic structures around the world. Economist Nassim Nicholas Taleb and his mentor, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, speak with Paul Solman about chain reactions and predicting the financial crisis.

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