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  1. Bird Migration

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how birds navigate and the risks and benefits of migration

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  2. Rich and Paul: Russian to Conclusions

    From Amazon to Russian watches: this week Paul Ford and Rich Ziade start by trying to rationalize Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods, a conversation summed up by Paul as, “You can Occam’s Razor this bad boy down.” They move on to Amazon’s strategy at large, the departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, whether our individual actions can ever have any broader effect on the planet, and the harrowing saga of the time Rich tried to buy a watch from a shady Russian website.

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  3. Designer Notes Episode 25 Sid Meier - Part 3

    February 23, 2017 In this episode, Soren Johnson interviews legendary game designer Sid Meier, best known for designing Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, and Civilization. They discuss why dinosaurs need to have ranged attacks, how deals go down on the SimGolf course, and if Civ games have an ideal length.

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  4. Designer Notes Episode 24 Sid Meier - Part 2

    November 23, 2016 In this episode, Soren Johnson interviews legendary game designer Sid Meier, best known for designing Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, and Civilization. They discuss how Sid’s stealth fighter was more interesting than the real one, whether XCOM violates the Covert Action rule, and when the world was ready for hexes.

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  5. Designer Notes Episode 23 Sid Meier - Part 1

    October 25, 2016 In this episode, Soren Johnson interviews legendary game designer Sid Meier, best known for designing Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, and Civilization. They discuss using the Ayatollah Khomeini as an enemy, how Strike Eagle differentiated itself from Flight Simulator, and why the torpedo doesn’t go where the player aims it in Silent Spring.

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  6. Song Exploder | Episode 28: The Long Winters

    On February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the earth’s atmosphere. John Roderick, singer and songwriter of The Long Winters, wrote “The Commander Thinks Aloud” about that fateful moment. This episode was made from an interview I did with John Roderick in front of a live audience in Seattle, where we discussed how and why he made this song.

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  7. Song Exploder | Grimes

    Grimes is the project of Claire Boucher. In 2015, she released Art Angels, her 4th album. In this episode, she breaks down her song Kill V. Maim, and how the experience of writing songs for other artists opened up the way she writes for herself.

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  8. 582: When the Beasts Come Marching In

    We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have stories this week where seals, wolves and a moose drop in and show us who isn’t boss.

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  9. Are Conspiracy Theories Bad for Democracy?

    Speaker(s): Professor David Runciman Chair: Dr Robin Archer

    Recorded on 10 February 2016 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

    Conspiracy theories go hand in hand with political mistrust. Are they symptom or cause of current levels of mistrust in democracy and what can be done about it?

    David Runciman is Professor in Political Thought, University of Cambridge.

    Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

    The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE’s most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband’s spirit of free social inquiry.

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  10. New Whale Species, and New Ways to Study Them All | WCAI

    In just a few decades, we’ve gone from hunting whales to protecting them. But many are still endangered, and they face a barrage of potential threats. Now, researchers are developing new ways to study these animals, from facial recognition software to help track whales’ movements, and using baleen to trace the history of stress in whales’ lives.

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