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  1. Episode 39 - You Can Hear The Train Going Over It

    Bits of sound. Short. Every Sunday. An audio commonplace.

    Andrew Leland - The Secret Life of Plants - https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-organist/the-secret-life-of-plants

    Sarah Angliss - Echo In A Bottle - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5s5tb

    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/41256/you-can-hear-the-train-going-over-it
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:23:37 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  2. Paul Krugman on Politics, Inequality, and Following Your Curiosity

    After winning the Nobel, Paul Krugman found himself at the "end of ambition," with no more achievements left to unlock. That could be a depressing place, but Krugman avoids complacency by doing what he’s always done: following his curiosity and working intensely at whatever grabs him most strongly.

    Tyler sat down with Krugman at his office in New York

    to discuss what’s grabbing him at the moment, including antitrust, Supreme Court term limits, the best ways to fight inequality, why he’s a YIMBY, inflation targets, congestion taxes, trade (both global and interstellar), his favorite living science fiction writer, immigration policy, how to write well for a smart audience, new directions for economic research, and more.

    Transcript and links: https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler/tyler-cowen-paul-krugman-economics-bipartisanship-politics-254dcee15b98

    Follow Paul: www.twitter.com/paulkrugman

    Follow Tyler: www.twitter.com/tylercowen

    More CWT goodness:

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    Email: www.mercatus.org/newsletters


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  3. There is life after Brexit for the British countryside

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    If you drive through much of Britain’s countryside, there is very little left of its traditional beauties. Vast fields of ploughland or pasture, unmediated by hedges, are empty of birdsong, animals or trees. The cause is a form of farming that has been incentivised by the EU’s common agricultural policy, one that could be about to change dramatically as a result of Brexit.

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  4. Has Elon Musk Already Won?

    Whatever the fate of the heavily indebted Tesla Motors, is the electric vehicle revolution now set to sweep the world? And despite his Twitter antics and legal problems, has the company’s chief executive earned the right to be brash?

    Justin Rowlatt speaks to Gene Munster of tech investors Loup Ventures and to the author and tech prophet Tony Seba. Plus what is the future for fossil fuel companies in an electrified world? We ask Shell’s vice president for new fuels, Matthew Tipper.

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    Shopify founder and CEO Tobi Lütke weighs in on building the “biggest small company in the world,” trust batteries, and what video games are really doing to the minds of our youth


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  6. Webinar - How Machine Learning Has Changed Fraud Detection Forever

    MRC Webinar — How Machine Learning Has Changed Fraud Detection Forever

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  7. Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan

    British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western and coalition forces still fighting there? He shares lessons from past military interventions that worked — Bosnia, for instance — and shows that humility and local expertise are the keys to success.

    Rory Stewart — a perpetual pedestrian, a diplomat, an adventurer and an author — is the member of British Parliament for Penrith and the Border.

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  8. Steve Bannon interviewed by Zanny Minton Beddoes | The Economist

    At The Economist’s Open Future festival in New York on September 15th 2018, Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, was interviewed by Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s Editor-in-chief

    Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy

    Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week.

    For more from Economist Films visit: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist

    Original video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NAfm5L_DOLM
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:36:10 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  9. BBC Radio 4 - Goodbye Mosquito

    Over a million people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Hundreds of millions more people suffer from the illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes.

    Malaria, the most widespread mosquito-borne disease, affects 350-500 million people each year. The Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in children is spreading. Dengue Fever infects nearly 400 million people each year, causing an estimated 25,000 deaths and an enormous economic cost in affected countries. Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are also transmitted by mosquitoes and are on the rise. These are painful and debilitating diseases which can, in some cases, prove fatal.

    Although malaria is transmitted by several different species of mosquito, Zika, Dengue Fever, Yellow fever and Chikungunya are carried by just two related species, of mosquito - Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (the Asian Tiger Mosquito).

    So would they be missed if they were wiped off the face of the planet?

    Biologist Professor Adam Hart knows only too well how complex and interconnected nature is. If we wipe out an entire species, how will the rest of the natural environment cope? Well, it seems the public enemy number one mosquito - Aedes aegyptii, wouldn’t be missed very much at all. It’s a mosquito that has evolved fairly recently. The females nearly always feed on humans and they breed in and near our homes, often in small pots of water and car tyres.

    In Goodbye Mosquito, Adam Hart discovers some of the latest technological advances being trialled to rid us of these winged-beasts; including genetically engineering male A. aegypti mosquitoes so that their offspring don’t survive.

    Producer: Fiona Roberts.


    Tagged with mosquito

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  10. How I Built This - Dyson: James Dyson


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