Special guest Cennydd Bowles joins the show. He’s a designer, futurist, and author of the book Future Ethics. We discuss what we can learn from the digital mistakes of the past to inform the designs of the future.
April 2nd, 2020 – April 9th, 2020
Jeremy Keith is the founder and keeper of thesession.org, probably the greatest Irish music resource in the world. And this episode hopefully has something of the generous essence of that community. We talk making things and sharing them, music, people an…
Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Darwin College,Darwin College Lectures,Darwin College lecture series,Extremes,Extreme weather,climate science,British Antarctic survey,Emily Shuckburgh,University of Cambridge, Distributions that are dominated by extremes and tail events require a completely different way of thinking. We provide a classification and show where conventional statistical tools fail, such as the conventional law of large numbers. We show how robust statistics is not robust at all; how frequency-based forecasting fails and how past averages misrepresent future ones. We show implications for decision-making in the real world and what modifications are required. Ironically they are often easier to work with. See http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/FatTails.html for more details and papers.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability. Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and Antifragile) covering broad facets of uncertainty. It has been translated into 36 languages. In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also published, as a backup of the Incerto, more than 45 scholarly paper…
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Ben sits down with investor, author and market historian William Bernstein to put the current crash into perspective with history’s worst crises.
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r] Tune in for a rare interview with the soul legend Bill Withers. He retired from the music industry in the mid 1980s and, with a few exceptions…
One America News, or OAN, is a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump at his coronavirus press briefings. John Oliver takes a look at who they are, how they report, and why they could be a big problem during the pandemic.
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Christian Drosten ist der neue Star der deutschen Forschungslandschaft. Seit Ausbruch der COVID-19-Pandemie berät der Berliner Virologe Politik und Behörden, gibt Interviews in Hörfunk und Fernsehen und hat seit Ende Februar sogar seinen eigenen Podcast.
This week’s Learn-A-Word: mollify and copacetic.
The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119)
In this lecture, Professor Blight discusses some of the conflicts, controversies, and compromises that led up to the Civil War. After analyzing Frederick Douglass’s 1852 Fourth of July speech and the inherent conflict between American slavery and American freedom, the lecture moves into a lengthy discussion of the war with Mexico in the 1840s. Professor Blight explains why northerners and southerners made "such a fuss" over the issue of slavery’s expansion into the western territories. The lecture ends with the crisis over California’s admission to statehood and the Compromise of 1850.
00:00 - Chapter 1. Douglass’s July Fourth Speech 12:36 - Chapter 2. The Election of 1844 and the Mexican War 25:52 - Chapter 3. Slavery in the West? The Legacy of the Mexican War 36:54 - Chapter 4. A Shrinking South? The South’s Stance on Slavery in the West 42:36 - Chapter 5. Plans Leading to the Compromise of 1850 49:24 - Chapter 6. The Election of 1848 and Conclusion
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
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