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  1. The Rolling Wave Sunday 17 May 2020 - The Rolling Wave - RTÉ Radio 1

    Fiddle player John Carty talks about growing up in London surrounded by music, switching from banjo to fiddle and making a life in Ireland.

    https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/programmes/2020/0517/1138976-the-rolling-wave-sunday-17-may-2020/?clipid=103408309#103408309

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  2. The Rolling Wave Thursday 21 May 2020 - The Rolling Wave - RTÉ Radio 1

    Fiddle and concertina player John Kelly was born in West Clare in 1921 but moved to Dublin in 1945 where he opened a shop on Capel Street. He was a central figure in the music scene in Dublin from then until his death in 1988. John’s grandaughter Aoife Kelly tells his story.

    https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/programmes/2020/0521/1139854-the-rolling-wave-thursday-21-may-2020/?clipid=103413380#103413380

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  3. She Gets Calls And Texts Meant For Elon Musk. Some Are Pretty Weird

    There are a lot of people trying to reach celebrity entrepreneur Elon Musk. Sometimes, though, they get Lyndsay Tucker, a 25-year-old skin care consultant.

    Tucker, who works at a Sephora beauty store in San Jose, Calif., had never heard of the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO until a couple years ago, when she began fielding a steady stream of calls and text messages intended for him.

    "I asked my mom, ‘Hey, I keep getting these text messages’ — and I was also now starting to get phone calls — ‘for this guy Elon Musk. I don’t know who this is,’ " Tucker said. "And my mom’s jaw just dropped."

    Turns out, Tucker’s cellphone number used to be registered to Musk. On any given day, she receives at least three calls or texts intended for Musk, whom she has never met.

    Enlarge this image When told of the traffic to his former number, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said: "That number is so old! I’m surprised it’s still out there somewhere." Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images If the maverick billionaire provokes a scandal, as he is wont to do, her phone blows up with a torrent of messages. (Full disclosure: I reached out to Musk during one of those controversies, when he threatened to sue the California county that is home to Tesla’s manufacturing plant over its coronavirus-related restrictions. Instead, I got Tucker.)

    She has accidentally intercepted far more interesting calls than mine, however. One woman volunteered to go to space with SpaceX. Another person sent a blueprint for a bionic limb. "Which is, No. 1, really cool," Tucker said. "But I have no idea how it’s built."

    Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again, Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’ THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS Tesla’s Elon Musk Rants Again, Calls Lockdowns Forcible Imprisonment And ‘Fascist’ A South African businessman asked about buying 1,000 trucks. The Internal Revenue Service called about a complicated tax issue.

    "I assumed I had messed something up," Tucker said about that call. "It was a huge relief they weren’t looking for me."

    Former Walt Disney executive John Lasseter texted about the Tesla he bought, calling it a "magnificent car!!!" and adding, "The self driving is a trip!"

    "I actually ended up going to the same college as his son," Tucker said of Lasseter.

    "I got to talk to him and apologized for never messaging his father back," she said. "We ended up laughing about it."

    Recently, Jeff Gold, an Atlanta-area inventor, who did business with Musk in the 1990s, sent a text about some coronavirus research.

    Are You Ready To Go Back To Work? Share Your Story YOUR MONEY Are You Ready To Go Back To Work? Share Your Story "He gave me his number a long time ago," Gold said. "I just went on and tracked down the correct number and resent my text."

    Public records show that Tucker’s number was once associated with a condo Musk bought and sold years ago in Palo Alto, Calif. After Musk got rid of the number, AT&T randomly reassigned it to Tucker. But online, the number took on a life of its own. It was replicated on dozens of listing websites as Musk’s current digits.

    "Whenever I see his name pop up in the news, I’m like, ‘OK, I have to actually learn what he said because chances are, someone is going to message me about it or call me about it,’" Tucker said. "Even though I find it funny most of the time, it does get irritating sometimes when it’s like call after call after call." Jessica Chou for NPR NPR reached out to Musk to see whether he knew about his long-lost number. He replied with a short email.

    "Wow," Musk said. "That number is so old! I’m surprised it’s still out there somewhere."

    Some of those who texted Tucker said Musk himself provided the number to them. When NPR asked Musk whether he gave out that number to people he was trying to dodge, he did not respond.

    However people obtain the number, it is often up to Tucker to convince them she is not Musk.

    "They say, ‘Oh, how do I know you’re not Elon?’ " she said. "And they suddenly want proof that I’m not him even though they’re obviously talking to a woman on the phone."

    The incessant calls and texts offer Tucker a rare window into the life of the flamboyant tech CEO, a glimpse she finds "amusing." Yet sometimes it can feel like a full-time job.

    Tucker, who is also an aspiring actress and has listed her contact information on dozens of résumés, is keeping the phone number. Jessica Chou for NPR "Whenever I see his name pop up in the news, I’m like, ‘OK, I have to actually learn what he said because, chances are, someone is going to message me about it or call me about it,’ " Tucker said. "Even though I find it funny most of the time, it does get irritating sometimes when it’s like call after call after call."

    She intends to keep the number, since she’s an aspiring actress with a network of contacts who know her by those digits.

    But she acknowledges that her ability to respond to all the Musk calls and texts changes by the day.

    To those who think it is Musk ignoring them, Tucker has a message.

    "I’m sorry. Sometimes I don’t respond if I’m having a rough day. So if you didn’t get a response, it’s probably me, not him," she said. "Don’t feel too let down."

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  4. The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast Episode 51: Caity Brennan (Fiddle) - The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast

    On growing up with traditional Irish music, on taking ownership, on finding festivals, on 92.7 Fresh Fm, on Austral and creating a dance party, and losing yourself at Woodford Folk Festival

    https://blarneypilgrims.fireside.fm/51

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  5. Science Movie Club: ‘Contact’

    Yes, there actually are astronomers looking for intelligent life in space. The 1997 film adaptation of Carl Sagan’s ‘Contact’ got a lot of things right … and a few things wrong. Radio astronomer Summer Ash, an education specialist with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, breaks down the science in the film.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/05/20/859365245/science-movie-club-contact

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  6. The Blarney Pilgrims Traditional Irish Music Podcast Episode 50: Ciaran Kelly (Accordion and Melodeon)

    Ciaran Kelly on accordions, melodeons, the push draw and The Pure Drop; Portrush sessions at the Harbour Bar, Ballycastle sessions at The House of McDonnell. The snug. Athlone. The borderlands of Fermanagh, Coleraine and Ceili House.

    https://blarneypilgrims.fireside.fm/50

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  7. How the telegraph and the lightbulb can teach us to think critically about future inventions | CBC Radio

    In her new book, The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another, materials scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez chronicles eight life-changing inventions, and the inventors behind them.

    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/how-the-telegraph-and-the-lightbulb-can-teach-us-to-think-critically-about-future-inventions-1.5520917

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  8. Ada Palmer on Pandemics, Progress, History, Teleology and the Singularity

    The problem with teleological narratives is that they make us ignore the fact that change is often made by people who didn’t intend that change to happen…

    https://www.singularityweblog.com/ada-palmer/

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  9. GGG#359: Ian McEwan | Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy - Science Fiction Writer Interviews, Movie Reviews, Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi Books and Writing

    Ian McEwan joins us to discuss his new novel Machines Like Me.

    https://geeksguideshow.com/2019/04/24/ggg359-prospect-movie-review/

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  10. GGG#393: Watchmen TV Show Review | Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy - Science Fiction Writer Interviews, Movie Reviews, Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi Books and Writing

    Anthony Ha, Tobias S. Buckell, and Lara Elena Donnelly join us to discuss the new HBO series Watchmen, based on the classic graphic novel written by Alan Moore.

    https://geeksguideshow.com/2019/12/18/ggg393-watchmen-tv-show-review/

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