TED Podcast: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full (2012)

TED podcast asks if we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding an independent writer & advisor on sustainability suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.

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Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know Podcast: The Black Panthers and the U.S. Government

It’s no secret that the US government and the Black Panthers didn’t get along, but what exactly happened? Tune in to learn more about the Black Panthers, the FBI and a secret program called COINTELPRO.

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Stanford Educators Corner Podcast: Live Life in Permanent Beta – Reid Hoffman

Serial entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman encourages individuals to become the entrepreneurs of their own lives. Hoffman shares the importance of taking intelligent risks, building thoughtful networks and continually adapting your skills to navigate a fulfilling career path.

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Kera Think Podcast: Hunting for Alien Worlds

How many earth-like or at least habitable planets might be out there for us to discover? KERA talks with planet hunter and Harvard University Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov.

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Naked Scientists Podcast – ZAP! Lasers on trial…and Raspberry Pi

The latest Naked Scientists podcast concentrates on a new wave of lasers, with a new liquid crystal laser that can dial-up any wavelength of light you need, a laser-powered projector technology that turns any surface into a touch-screen, and a laser that fires salvoes of X-rays to make light work of unlocking the molecular fabric of matter.

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The History of Rome Podcast: Episode 170 – Attila Cometh…

In 440, the Huns turned their attentions to Europe and arrived in force on the borders of the Roman Empire. Attila, became one of the most feared military leaders and began to spread fear into the heart of Rome.   

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Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know Podcast: Does the Illuminati control the music industry?

This episode of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know examines the alleged links between music and the Illuminati, especially in modern music. Tune in to learn why some people believe today’s most popular artists are members of a secret society bent on subverting the will of music-lovers.

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Stuff You Should Know Podcast: Long Now: The 10,000 Year Clock

In a desert in Texas a 200-feet-tall clock is being constructed deep inside a mountain. Once completed, it will keep time for the next 10,000 years, even if there are no humans around to use it. Tune in as Chuck and Josh get to the bottom of the Long Now.

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Ungeniused Podcast 18 – The Challenger Disaster

Stephen Hackett  is joined by Brett Kelly to talk about the space shuttle Challenger’s last flight in 1986. Ungeniused is a podcast dedicated to exploring how far down the rabbit hole one can go on Wikipedia.

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Reuben Grinberg on the legality of Bitcoin

Reuben Grinberg, a Yale Law School graduate now in private practice in New York City, discusses his paper, published in the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal entitled, Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency. Grinberg first gives a brief overview of Bitcoin, the decentralized, digital currency.

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Stuff You Should Know Podcast: How Magic Mushrooms Work

For thousands of years, humans have used hallucinogenic mushrooms for spiritual reasons. But how do magic mushrooms work and what can they do?  Can they help the mentally ill? Tune into the latest Stuff You Should Know podcast.

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How Stuff Works: How Human Trafficking Works

Many people believe that slavery was abolished years ago through legislation, however, despite these prohibitions, slavery still exists. Slaves are often forced or coerced into prostitution or made to work in deplorable factory conditions. Learn about modern slavery in the latest How Stuff Works podcast.

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NPR Planet Money: Who Loaned Money To Greece, Anyway?

The clock is still ticking for the Euro. Greece are still not in a position to pay back their debts and continues to try and work out a deal with  its creditors.  But who loaned money to Greece?

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Stuff You Missed in History Class: Henry Howard Holmes and the Mysteries of Murder Castle, Part 1

Herman K. Mudgett used corpses to commit insurance fraud. In 1886, he moved to Chicago under the alias Henry Howard Holmes. In 1888, Holmes started constructing a building with secret passageways and an airtight vault. What was it all about?  Careful containers spoilers!

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Astronomy Cast Epsiode 246: What if Something Was Different?

Take a facts-based journey through the universe with the Astronomy Cast. This episode explores the impact our moons, Sun and placement in the Milky Way have on our planet and the evolution of life on our planet. But what if things were different? What would be the implications?

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