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  1. 172 | David Goyer on Televising the Fall of the Galactic Empire – Sean Carroll

    Science and storytelling have a long and tumultuous relationship. Scientists sometimes want stories to be just an advertisement for how awesome science is; storytellers sometimes want to use science for a few cheap thrills before abandoning it in the morning. But science is about ideas, and ideas can make for thrilling stories when done well. David Goyer is an accomplished screenwriter and director who has taken up a daunting task: adapting Isaac Asimov’s famous Foundation series for TV. (Available on Apple TV now.) We talk about the challenge of making a television version of a beloved series whose central character is a mathematician, and how science and storytelling relate to each other more generally.

    David Goyer graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has written stories or screenplays for a number of well-known films, including Dark City, Blade, the Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman, as well as TV series such as FlashForward and Constantine. He has also directed and produced numerous films and shows. He has written novels, comic books, and video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops. In addition to Foundation, he is currently working on a TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novels. Episodes of Foundation are released every Friday; the finale of the first season will be available Nov. 19.


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  2. How To Own The Room: 13.6 Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Entrepreneur

    Are you sitting comfortably? Viv Groskop talks to Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley CH, the businesswoman, philanthropist and technology pioneer. They explore why she changed her name - and why she brought her kitchen stool to America to give her TED talk in front of Bill Gates. Dame Stephanie argues that women must learn to ask for money: our input won't be valued if we don't value ourselves. She reveals how she learned a "healthy selfishness" after ending up in hospital, and tells Viv the single secret of success in business and romance…


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  3. No One Can MAKE You Upset | Daily Stoic

    June 10, 2020.

    These are strange times. We all have entrenched political beliefs, for which the stakes seem dreadfully high. There are trolls everywhere. There are stupid people everywhere. Both the trolls and the ignorant seem to revel in saying things designed to piss us off. And if that weren’t enough, most of us are spending extended and unprecedented amounts of time trapped inside with people whom we may love but still have the ability to make us upset.

    Or actually, is that true? Can they make us upset? Not according to the Stoics.

    “If someone succeeds in provoking you,” Epictetus said, “realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation.”

    He meant that whatever the other person did is on them. Whatever your reaction is to their remark or action, that’s on you. No one can make you angry, only you have that power. Someone can certainly say something offensive or stupid or mean, but no one can make you upset—that’s a choice.

    This is worth remembering always (it’s also a theme we talked about in our recent podcast with Robert Greene where he discussed why people—on the left and right—are so easily triggered when they hear things they disagree with). You shouldn’t give away your power over yourself. You shouldn’t let others bait you. You shouldn’t allow yourself to be provoked. But most of all, you can’t blame them if that happens.

    Because you control you, nobody else.

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  4. Are We Living In The End Times?

    Don't miss this very special release! It's an intimate conversation between pastors Douglas Wilson and Jeff Durbin. Doug and Jeff talk about the Bible's description of end times and the end of the world.

    Does the Bible teach that Christ's church will win the nations through the work of Christ and the preaching of the Gospel? Will the church be defeated in history before Christ returns? What does the Bible teach about the end times? Is the popular modern view of the secret rapture, 7 years of tribulation, and a defeated church fit the Biblical view of the end?

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  5. What’s the Mishnah, and what does “Mishnah” mean anyway? ✡ Introduction to the Mishnah 1/4

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    The Mishnah. Surrounded by urban legends, everyone seems to have an opinion about it - but few have actually read it. Jesus kept it, the Romans outlawed it, the Talmud is commentary on it, and Judaism today is based on it.

    The Mishnah and the New Testament come from the same Jewish world - and they have more in common than you would think. Welcome to my new series, Mishnah Snapshots - looking specifically at how the Mishnah sheds light on the New Testament. These startlingly personal glimpses of Yeshua of Nazareth through the lens of ancient Jewish law won't just give you a new perspective on the Bible - they'll make your relationship with Yeshua, and with his Jewish people, better than ever. If you like explosions, you're going to love these lessons - because we're going to be blowing urban legends out of the water at every turn.

    "What is the Mishnah?"

    Essentially, the Mishnah is the earliest historical record of how the Jewish people interpreted and applied the Torah. Much of the Mishnah is case law - a legal question is raised, differing opinions are noted, and finally a majority decision is reached. Sometimes a precedent is also listed - either the specific situation prompting the question, or a case illu…

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