mrkrndvs / Aaron Davis

I am a K-12 educator from Melbourne, Australia, supporting the integration of technology and innovation.

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  1. Taylor Swift Loves Indie, Too | Pitchfork

    A discussion of Taylor Swift’s new album, folklore, on the latest episode of our new podcast The Pitchfork Review.

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  2. 100 Years of Radio: Part 2 - Ongoing History of New Music -

    One of the most robust creatures on the planet is the cockroach…gross things, but you have to admire ability to survive…I mean, they’ve been around for 280 million years…

    Not only can a cockroach hold its breath for 40 minutes, live for a month without food and run up to three miles per hour, but one can live for up to a week without its head…I repeat: without its head!

    Impressive, but there’s a tiny creature known as a tartigrade that’s even toucher…one of these things are about half millimeter long, but they’re almost impossible to kill…

    They can survive temperatures of -273.15 Celsius, which is absolute zero…you physically can’t get colder than this…that means a tartidgrade can survive in the vacuum of space and will get back to business if you warm them up…

    At the under end of the spectrum, a tardigrade can handle pressures six times greater than what you find at the bottom of the ocean…that’s about 30,000 time more than the atmosphere around us…

    You can even boil one of these little buggers in alcohol and it’ll be fine…and if things dry up, a tardigrade will shrivel into a little ball and can stay that way without water for years…

    This is the only creature to survive all five of earth’s great extinctions…

    So why am I going on about tardigrades and cockroaches?…because we’re about to get into more of the history of the longest-living electronic media we’ve ever known…many attempts have been made it kill it, but yet it’s still here…this is 100 years of radio, part two…!podcast-1

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  3. 100 Years of Radio: Part 1 - Ongoing History of New Music -

    This episode begins shortly after 9 am on the Saturday I turned 6…for reasons that will forever remain mysterious, the present from my grandmother was a Lloyds portable transistor radio…model tr-62…made in Taiwan…built with 6 transistors…

    This thing revealed a wider world to me…I grew up in a small town with three tv stations (one of which was in French) and the only radio I heard was what mom and dad listened in the kitchen or in the car…

    But now that I had my own radio, I discovered that there were many, many, many other stations out there…and in the wintertime, when the atmosphere turned into a giant reflector for distant am signals, I started to listen to stations from Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, Louisville, and many others…

    At some point, I decided that I wanted to be part of this world of news and information and entertainment and music…and to make a long story short, here I am….

    ‘course, you may be listening to this as an internet stream or a podcast…but the original construction of the program was for traditional, terrestrial over-the-air FM radio…

    Radio is everywhere:  the clock radio, the kitchen, the stereo in the living room, the car, the office, the gym, the store…in fact, there are so many radios that they outnumber people in North America…there are thousands of FM stations and thousands of am stations….

    But because radio is so ubiquitous, most people don’t give it much thought…it’s always been there, and it’s always been free and it’s so easy to use…radio has become so tightly integrated in our lives that we don’t notice it perhaps as much as we should…

    And then there are those who maintain that radio is dead and that no one listens anymore…that’s rubbish, of course…I could cite you all kinds of all kinds of statistics to prove that radio is still very popular, powerful, and profitable—like almost 90% of the population listens to radio over the course of a week—but just take my word for it…

    But radio is in a period of transition as new technologies come into play…however, the radio industry is very aware of what’s going on…

    These are all reasons why I want to talk about radio….plus this will give me an excuse to play some great songs about the medium…

    Oh—did I mention that radio has now officially been around for 100 years?….yes…yes, it has—and here’s its story…

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  4. The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw

    Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. …

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  5. Ben Folds captures the strangeness of 2020 in his new single - Music Reads - Double J

    Ben Folds and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year.

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  6. Contemplating hope: Sarah Bachelard and David Newheiser - Soul Search - ABC Radio National

    How can we have hope when so much is unknown and uncertain? Reverend Dr Sarah Bachelard and Philosopher Dr David Newheiser join Meredith as part of ABC’s Your Mental Health Week, to discuss hope and the role faith can play in dealing with crises.

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  7. Behind the Soundtrack: ‘Uncut Gems’ with Daniel Lopatin (DOCUMENTARY)

    Alongside filmmaker Josh Safdie, composer Daniel Lopatin sat down with us to detail the creative discoveries behind his synth-packed score for ‘Uncut Gems.’ …

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  8. The Voyage Complete: The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

    Experience The Rime of The Ancient Mariner Big Read as one symphonic piece. —- You can find the Ancient Mariner Big Read here: — The Ancient Mariner Big Read was commissioned by The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. Supported by The Box, Plymouth; The Edge Andrew Brownsword Gallery, University of Bath; John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton; The Marine Institute, University of Plymouth; Arts Council England and dBs Pro. —- Copyright: The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. The Ancient Mariner Big Read is not for profit and cannot be sold, either as a whole or in part, without permission from The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth, UK.

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