Understanding the multi-billion dollar digital influencing industry with Sara McCorquodale - when it works and when it doesn’t. Whether Facebook and Instagram removing likes is really about giving you better mental health. Plus, virtual clothes shopping and Apple’s new premium news service.
The difference between fame and influence - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Steve Roberts (Monash University) talks about his work examining young men and transitions to adulthood.
We talk about balancing generosity and critique, Pierre Bourdieu, the notion of ‘inclusive masculinity’, and the Australian reticence to talk about social class.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/eetheducationesearcher/young-men-masculinity-and-class-steve-roberts
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Talkback: alternatives to NAPLAN - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The controversial NAPLAN test has been labelled as a failure by some and crucial by others. Is there a better way of testing how well our education system is working for our children?
The late Jeffrey Epstein stands for at least three levels of mystery: the man himself, a boastful sex offender, convicted of preying on under-age women; second, there’s his money machine and its unsavory connections with …
Debbie talks with Austin Kleon, who describes himself as ‘a writer who draws’.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/designmatters/design-matters-with-debbie-millman-austin-kleon
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Once the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl is now a major tourist destination, thanks to a wildly popular TV drama. We go beyond the crowds to reveal the secret life inside Chernobyl’s exclusion zone.
It’s byword for disaster and contamination. A lasting reminder of the devastation of nuclear meltdown, government-sanctioned cover-up and radiation sickness.
Now, thanks to the wild success of the HBO series dramatising the world’s worst nuclear accident, the site of Chernobyl in Ukraine has become a global tourist hotspot.
Geiger-counter in hand, Europe correspondent Linton Besser explores the enduring impact of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
He joins the hordes of tourists who arrive each day to wander around the ghost towns and near the abandoned reactor.
“I heard a lot of stories…there are mutants there, there are creatures inside ,” says Australian tourist Nick, one of hundreds visiting the site from around the world.
Besser goes where tourists can’t, beyond the decaying town of Pripyat, into the contaminated exclusion zone where he meets the secret communities who have defied evacuation orders to return home.
The ‘babushkas’ – grandmothers – continue to grow their own food and drink water from their wells, despite the persistent presence of radiation.
“This is our…
Even though I’m at Burning Man, I’ve snuck out an extra scheduled podcast episode (MP3): Barlow’s Legacy is my contribution to the Duke Law and Tech Review’s special edition, THE PAST AND FUTURE OF THE INTERNET: Symposium for John Perry Barlow: “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”1…
How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers | At a Loss for Words | APM Reports
For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don’t know there’s anything wrong with it.
Date recorded: August 19, 2019
Yesterday while driving (sorry for the audio quality) I recorded a quick audio bit to distill my thoughts on why Automattic acquired Tumblr.
Short-version: Automattic sees Tumblr as an entry point for new WordPress.com customers – especially youth. For someone to go from idea to full commerce or publishing success via WordPress.com’s current offering could seem cumbersome and not nearly as hip as Tumblr.
Listen to the audio bit for more details. We’ll see if I’m right in 5 years.
Links relevant to this audio bit:
My first post about the acquisitionMatt Mullenweg on The VergecastMarco Arment, “post-show” on ATP, re: the acquisition
My appearance on the MMT podcast: compelling narratives as a means of advancing complex political and economic ideas / Boing Boing
I’ve been following the Modern Monetary Theory debate for about 18 months, and I’m largely a convert: governments spend money into existence and tax it out of existence, and government deficit spending is only inflationary if it’s bidding against the private sector for goods or services, which means that the government could guarantee every unemployed…
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