NPR Author Podcast – True Grit: ‘Into The Silence’ Scales Everest

This isn’t a book about a mountain, this is a book about a generation. Wade Davis tells the story of the British climbers who tried to scale Mount Everest in the 1920s. “They were incredible men with grit and strength of character,” Davis says. “They didn’t know there were limits on what men could do.”

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Diane Rehm: Neuroscience – Beyond Boundaries with Miguel Nicolelis

Diane Rehm and her guest Miguel Nicolelis (founder of the Duke University Center for Bioengineering) discuss the new neuroscience of connecting brains with machines – and how it will change our lives.

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How Does an Actor Prepare? Alan Arkin Explains.

How does an actor prepare to become a character on the stage or screen and how does the art of improvisation contribute to their success? Academy Award winner Alan Arkin explains.

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Jay Adelson Podcast: Ask Jay – Chairman vs CEO

Following on from some of the comments made by this week in Kevin Rose in this week in start-ups, we find that in this episode, Jay discusses further the differences between the roles, responsibilities, obligations, and powers of the chairman of the board and the CEO.

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The National Archives: New Files from 1981

An overview of newly-released government files from 1981 including discussion of the major stories of the year. From urban riots and IRA hunger strikes to splits in Cabinet over economic policy, 1981 was an extremely challenging year for Mrs Thatcher’s Conservative government. Contemporary records specialists Mark Dunton and Simon Demissie delve into the files for new revelations. Introduced by Tommy Norton.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #350: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 edition) is out in UK cinemas and reviewed on this weeks Film Junk show.  The guys also look at The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, The Hobbit and more.

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MoneyBoxLive Podcast: Consumer Rights

Important for those buying and returning gifts at this time of the year (or any time of the year).  Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions about consumer rights in this BBC podcast from Radio 4.

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SplitSider – Best Comedy Podcasts of 2011

Nice list of comedy podcasts from the SplitSider team on the best comedy podcasts of 2011.  We particularly like their award for the “Most Unintentionally Funny Podcast”.  

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The Joe Rogan Experience #171 – Everlast pt.1

Great podcast from Joe Rogan, this episode is with Everlast, probably best known as the front-man for rap group House of Pain.

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Philosophy Bites – Brian Leiter on the Analytic/Continental Distinction

Is there a useful distinction to be made between analytic and continental philosophy? Brian Leiter thinks not. Listen to him in conversation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.

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XLR8R’s Best of 2011: Podcasts

We’re had the DTDrum and Bass Arena and Metalheadz specials, now its the turn of music and culture magazine XLR8R to choose their top podcasts of 2011. Nothing to hear directly in this post, just a link to the XLR8R site to check these out for yourself. Our personal pick of the crop, #215 Sully.

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How Did This Get Made? Episode 26: Jingle All The Way

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing?  Paul ScheerJason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael talk about all of those bad movies that you’re probably suffering through right now at this time of year.  In this episode they discuss none other than Jingle All The Way.

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WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn

Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn talk about how our marriage isn’t cut out for us all living longer. Annabelle and Jeff are married and working in show business. Marc has no idea how that is possible. They talk about writing and performing together and how marriage is both a blessing and a curse.

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This Week in Startups – Episode 218: Kevin Rose of Milk Inc

Does this guy need any introduction? Digg, Diggnation, Revision3, and tons more… Kevin Rose joins Jason this week to talk about their history in start-ups, Kevin’s career with web technology and his latest venture with Milk Inc.

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Reuters Technology Podcast: Tech Trends for 2012

Serial entrepreneur Sean Parker, Monocle Editor-In-Chief Tyler Brûlé and technology blogger Robert Scoble speak to Reuters TV about trends in tech. Matt Cowan reports.

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