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  1. Attention Required! | Cloudflare

    What can I do to prevent this in the future?

    If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

    If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

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  2. Trotsky & the Wild Orchids: Ep Thirty: Fear City

    comes on the show to discuss her book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics. Ray thinks he sounds particularly smart in this episode.

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  3. Wizard Children | Current Affairs on Patreon

    Official Post from Current Affairs: A lot of people are completely sick and tired of the world’s twenty-year-long obsession with Harry Potter. "Shut up about Harry Potter! Read another book!" they cry. To which we respond: no.This week, Current Affairs editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson, senior editor Brianna Rennix, amusements and ma

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  4. S01E06 – Killer Bees – In reSearch Of…

    (some corrections in the notes!)

    Jeb Card and Blake Smith discuss the In Search Of episode: KILLER BEES.  Will aggressive Africanized honey bees destroy the world? Is every problem a metaphor for colonialism? Tune in and find out!

    Watch episode on YouTube

    I’ve attached some relevant articles from the time, one on bees and one on ISO.

    Radioactive Wasps (Correction: Location was at HANFORD not HANSON site – corrected here, but I’m not cutting out my joke about Hanson. -B)

    Jeb mentioned Japanese Giant Wasps – those are described here. (They’re wasps, only giant – and from Japan. That’s good marketing in the name.)

    Jeb was right to bring this beastie up in conjunction with bees.  From the Wikipedia article:

    In Japan, beekeepers often prefer European honey bees because they are more productive than the endemic Japanese honey bees.[citation needed] However, it can be difficult to maintain a captive hive of European honey bees, as the giant hornets are devastating to the bee hives.[citation needed] Once a Japanese giant hornet has located a hive of European honey bees, it leaves pheromone markers around it that quickly attract nest-mates to converge on the hive. An individual hornet can kill forty European honey bees per minute, while a group of 30 hornets can destroy an entire hive containing 30,000 bees in less than four hours.[4] The hornets kill and dismember the bees, returning to their nest with the bee thoraxes, which they feed to their larvae, leaving heads and limbs behind. The honey and bee larvae are also taken to feed the hornet larvae.

    Another correction – I think I called them “hornet killers” or something similarly stupid, but I was talking about the very large American “Cicada Killer” wasps.  But that’s not what Jeb was talking about (see above).  The Cicada Killer is big enough to – you guessed it – kill a cicada.  They’re not as insanely beefy as the Japanese hornets, but they’re big beefy units.

    Frequently on-screen expert Dr. Norman Gary is a Bee Wrangler for Hollywood, working on Candyman, X-Files, etc.

    Dr. Gary playing clarinet covered in bees.

    Contemporary newspaper article about ISO and this episode.

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  5. 272: Stretch Goals (rebroadcast) - Tara Swiger

    This week’s rebroadcast is all about stretch goals, and reaching for them. Did you set a stretch goal this year? How do you know what the right amount of stretch IS? How much is too much? What is ridiculous and what is a good kind of challenging? Today I’m going to answer a question I … Read more…

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  6. S1 E2: The Lost Generation – All The Things ADHD

    In this episode, Aimée shares her diagnosis story and how Gen-X (and Gen-X women in particular) represent a “lost generation” who are, in a way, inheriting ADHD from their kids. We also…

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  7. The Bulwark Podcast: James Poniewozik on How TV Created Donald Trump

    On today’s Bulwark Podcast, James Poniewozik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America."

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  8. The King Mobcast: EP 18: ENTROPY IN THE U.K. PART II: MESSIAH

    This month on the Mobcast, the boys discuss Morrison’s revolutionary marketing methodology, do bad Australian accents, and wholly embrace the idea of viral nanite breast milk. If you’d like to help out the show, please consider recommending us to friends, relatives or strangers who fall into the following categories: comics fans; Grant Morrison fans; X-Men fans; true doom murderheads; true believers; non-believers; un-believers; daydream believers; homecoming queens; cryptozoologists; butchers; bakers; candlestick makers; neo-Malthusians; warlocks; Ron Paul supporters; weeaboos; teaboos; treeaboos; lapsed Confucians; and the lonely.

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  9. The TED Interview: Elizabeth Gilbert shows up for … everything | TED Talk

    As a writer, Elizabeth Gilbert is notorious for placing her heart squarely on her sleeve. Her best-selling memoir "Eat Pray Love" was a sensation precisely because of her eloquent, open-hearted descriptions of fear, divorce and wanting everything life had to offer. When she spoke at TED back in 2009, she charmed the audience with her frank descriptions of what happened after the book became a runaway success and her lyrical ideas of the nature of creativity. Nearly ten years later, in this extraordinarily intimate conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she shares why openness, transparency and creativity are still central to her philosophy of life — even when faced with moments of desperation and personal tragedy.

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  10. The Ezra Klein Show - Astra Taylor will change how you think about democracy | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

    Listen to The Ezra Klein Show episodes free, on demand. Astra Taylor’s new book has the best title I’ve seen in a long time: Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.I talk a lot about democracy on this show, but not in the way Taylor talks about it. The democracy I discuss is bounded by the assumptions of American politics. This, however, is not a conversation about the filibuster, the Senate, or the Electoral College — it is far more diverse and far more radical.Taylor and I cover a lot of ground in this interview. We discuss how what it would mean to extend democracy to our job and schools, whether animals, future humans, or even nature itself can have political rights, how democracy thinks about noncitizens and children, and what would happen if we selected congress by lottery.Something I appreciate about Taylor’s work is it’s alive to paradoxes, ambiguities, and hard questions that don’t offer easy answers. This conversation is no different.References: The link between support for animal rights and human rightsInterview with Will Wilkinson Book Recommendations: How democratic is the American Constitution? By Robert Dahl  Abolition Democracy by Angela Davis The Two Faces of American Freedom by Aziz Rana *******************************************************Want to contact the show? Reach out at The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.

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