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  1. A Drink with Michael Palin | Idler TV

    Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson chats to writer, actor and documentarian Michael Palin about travelling, life under lockdown, work routines and the value of silliness. Plus we hear Mark Vernon’s philosophical reflections on the week.

    Michael Palin found fame as a member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. His parallel career as one of the world’s bestselling travel writers began in 1989 with Around The World In Eighty Days, the companion book to the television programme of the same name. Similar success was repeated again and again (including Pole to Pole in 1992 and Sahara a decade later). In 2006, Palin published Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years, the first volume of three well-received memoirs that take the subject from the storm of Python to the global reach of his BBC travel epics. Over the years, Palin has turned his attention to other writing projects including novels and his non-fiction epic of 2018, Erebus: The Story of a Ship.

    In 2020, when Covid made long journeys round the world more or less impossible, Michael Palin revisited his past adventures in a series for the BBC called Travels of a Lifetime. Michael is also an occasional contributor to the Idler magazine.

    This conversation was recorded as part of the Idler’s series of weekly Zoom events, A Drink with the Idler, on Thursday 29 April…

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  2. Slavoj Žižek’s lecture at the 2018 Žižek Studies Conference

    Here for a continuation on the topic of undeadness: https://youtu.be/I8ZPpUlzoOE?t=1148

    Audio from the live stream at the 2018 4th Biennial Žižek Studies Conference in Athens, GA. Beyond the Aether: Music, Film/Media, Art, featuring Slavoj as a keynote speaker.

    Please, do not enjoy.

    #zizek #feminism #philosophy

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  3. Paul Ford, Ftrain - XOXO Festival (2014)

    Paul Ford isn’t easy to sum up, so we originally copped out and wrote the silly one-line bio we read before his talk. He’s one of the most talented writers and programmers we know, frighteningly and frustratingly accomplished at both. He most recently created Tilde.club—a Unix server that is definitely not a social network—writes for The Message on Medium, and is working on a book about web pages for FSG while raising twins in Brooklyn, NY. He is a really great hugger.

    Recorded in September 2014 at XOXO, an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon celebrating independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love. For more, visit http://xoxofest.com.

    Video thumbnail by Ian Linkletter: https://www.flickr.com/photos/linkletter/15317253482/

    Intro Music: Broke for Free, "Only Instrumental" http://bit.ly/xo2014broke

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  4. Can Altruism Be More Effective? - RSA

    Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University; Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA

    Peter Singer’s ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of his radical essay on animal rights. He now visits the RSA to discuss a provocative new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism.

    Effective altruism is built upon the idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do." Such a life requires a new and unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organisation must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than all the other options open to us.  

    Singer has controversially challenged those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Is he right – should we only focus on rationally maximising the good we can do, and will that help us tackle the world’s most pressing problems?

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    https://www.thersa.org/discover/audio/2015/06/can-altruism-be-more-effective/

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  5. Designing a World Where People Come First - RSA

    Steve Hilton, CEO, Crowdpac; Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA

    Steve Hilton, visiting professor at Stanford University and former senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, believes that the frustrations people have with government, politics, their economic circumstances and their daily lives are caused by deep structural problems in the systems that dominate our modern world - systems that are broken because they’ve grown too far from the human scale.

    At the RSA, he shows how change is possible, offering the latest research, compelling stories and case studies from all over the world across industry, politics, education, design and social action to show us what can happen when we make our world more human. A more local, more accountable and more human way of living, he argues, will make us more productive, more fulfilled and ultimately happier.

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    https://www.thersa.org/discover/audio/2015/05/designing-a-world-where-people-come-first/

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  6. The Importance of Character - RSA

    David Brooks, Author and columnist

    Are you more focussed on your value to the marketplace, or on the integrity of your inner life?

    In today’s culture of achievement, the drive for external success and attention is so fierce there’s little time to cultivate inner depth. We’re taught to be assertive, to master skills, to broadcast our brand, to get likes, to get followers. We’ve become a self-preoccupied society; and the noise, the fast and shallow communications, makes it hard to hear the quiet voices that steer us beyond our immediate needs.

    New York Times bestselling author and one of the greatest thinkers of our time, David Brooks visits the RSA to urge us to reevaluate, and to confront the meaning of true fulfilment.

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    https://www.thersa.org/discover/audio/2015/05/the-importance-of-character/

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  7. The Power Of Compassion: Change Yourself And The World - RSA

    Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk and author; Madeleine Bunting, Author and Guardian Columnist

    How can we tackle the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short-term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long-term?

    Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and public thinker whose powerful message has influenced major economists such as Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz and George Soros.  He has taken his simple, yet radical message to Davos and the United Nations, and now visits the RSA to make a robust case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for benefitting society – and ourselves.

    It seems so simple, but why is it so hard to implement this ancient solution to both our personal and global 21st century  predicaments?

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    https://www.thersa.org/discover/audio/2015/05/the-power-of-compassion-change-yourself-and-the-world/

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  8. In Search of a Fuller Life - RSA

    Theodore Zeldin, Philosopher; Joe Hallgarten, Director of Creative Learning and Development

    Acclaimed philosopher Theodore Zeldin takes us in search of what a full and flourishing life could be.

    Theodore Zeldin has engaged in a lifetime of philosophical study. He now argues that both the greatest problem and the greatest opportunity of the twenty-first century are to be found in our relationships with others.

    With examples from every corner of human experience - from work, to relationships, to business and politics - Zeldin reveals how our society is full of untapped potential for richer, more creative human interactions. It is only by truly relating to others that we can break out of our stultifying patterns of thought and behaviour, and glimpse the fullness of what it is possible to experience as a human being.

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    https://www.thersa.org/discover/audio/2015/05/in-search-of-a-fuller-life/

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