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  1. Desert Island Discs, Dr Jonathan Miller

    Sue Lawley’s castaway this week is Dr Jonathan Miller. Jonathan Miller has been an influential and prolific force in British intellectual life since the 1960s. A writer, theatre and opera director and explainer of science to the public, he’s had not one career, but several, and is seemingly capable of endlessly reinventing himself - as a scientist, a director, a television presenter, a writer, a film-maker and, more recently, a sculptor.

    Whilst still a medical student he received an invitation which changed the course of his life and career - to take part in a sketch show called Beyond the Fringe, which was to go to the Edinburgh Festival. Jonathan was never to return to science full-time, as invitations to direct began to come in. He went on to become a leading theatre and opera director, celebrated for productions which included Tosca, set in Mussolini’s Italy, and a mobster Rigoletto. This career alone would be regarded by many as more than sufficient, but Jonathan Miller combined it with making films and presenting television programmes.

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  2. Interview With Marc Andreessen: Masters in Business

    Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He serves on the boards of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: Anki, Honor, Lytro, Mori, OpenGov, Samsara and TinyCo. He is also on the boards of Facebook, Hewlett-Packard and MODE Media. This interview aired on Bloomberg Radio.

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  3. Newlywed and Paralyzed - Death, Sex & Money

    Three weeks after Rachel Swidenbank and Hiroki Takeuchi got married, an accident changed everything.

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  4. Armando Iannucci in Conversation with Annabel Crabb — The Wheeler Centre

    Armando Iannucci is the brilliant comedic mind behind Veep’s Selina Meyer, The Thick of It’s Malcolm Tucker and, in collaboration with Chris Morris on The Day Today, the irrepressible Alan Partridge. If you’re familiar with Iannucci’s work, you’ll know he’s also responsible for some of the most inventive swearing and bizarre black comedy ever broadcast in TV history.

    Yet this giant of British comedy – famous for his brand of caustic, sometimes surrealist, political satire – worries about the role of comedy in this era of post-truth, populist politics. ‘I now find the political landscape so alien and awful that it’s hard to match the waves of cynicism it transmits on its own,’ he wrote in the New Statesman last year.

    One of the running ideas in Iannucci’s work – from Alan Partridge to Selina Meyer – is the gap between puffed-up public image and paranoid private persona. Most recently, he’s been working on a feature film that might touch on these tensions again. It’s set in the Soviet Union in the 1950s and it’s called The Death of Stalin.

    In conversation with Annabel Crabb, Iannucci discusses the predicaments and possibilities of political satire today.

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  5. The quest to crack and preserve vintage Apple II software – tech podcast | Technology | The Guardian

    Why circumventing 1980s copy protection is the first step in saving part of tech history

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  6. More or Less: Fact-checking Boris Johnson

    Giant bombs, a war hero and the foreign secretary’s stats.

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  7. 23andMe Genetic Sequencing, Human Knockout genes, Coral Bleaching - BBC Inside Science

    23andMe genetic sequencing, Human knockout genes, Coral bleaching.

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  8. Anne Case on mortality and morbidity in the 21st century | Podcasts

    Economist Anne Case joins Cardiff Garcia to talk about her trilogy of research papers that revealed the stunning reversal of mortality trends among certain groups of Americans. The two also discuss the methodology used in the papers and her comprehensive theory behind the causes of these trends.



    Tagged with mortality

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  9. #614: The Other Mr. President - This American Life

    Since Russia meddled in our election, there’s been concern that the fake news and disinformation that’s so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we look at what it’s actually like to live in the confusing i

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  10. Nukes - Radiolab

    A look up and down the US nuclear chain of command to find out who gets to authorize their use and who can stand in the way of Armageddon.


    Tagged with armageddon

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