Kera Think Podcast: Mexico Today and Tomorrow

With thousands dead in the country’s drug war, Mexico is going through seriously tough times. But why is the country facing these challenges and what can be done to help? Roderic Ai Camp, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and author of “Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know” discusses.

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TED: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) – Clay Shirky (2012)

We all noticed the Wikipedia blackout on Wednesday, right?  This TED podcast asks what a bill like PIPA / SOPA means to our shareable world? Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume. Read More…

Freakonomics Podcast: Does Money Really Buy Elections?

We all know the answer is yes. But the data — and Rudy Giuliani — say no.

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Kera Think Podcast: The Infinity Puzzle w/ Frank Close

What do the first hints of the Higgs boson, which were announced last month at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, mean for the study of physics? We’ll find out this hour with University of Oxford Physicist Frank Close, author of “The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe”.

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Stuff You Should Know Podcast: What’s the deal with the Bermuda Triangle?

There’s roughly 500,000 squares miles encompassed in a triangle with points in Miami, Bermuda and San Juan. There shouldn’t be anything different about this area, but some people believe it’s a hotbed of supernatural activity. Tune in to learn why.

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Stuff You Should Know Podcast: How Yo-Yo’s Work

You may have played with a yo-yo before — perhaps you’ve even walked the dog — but do you know about the physics behind what makes a yo-yo sleep and wake up? Learn all about inertia, angular momentum and the history of the yo-yo in this episode of SYSK.

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Stuff You Missed in History Class – Public Enemies: 5 Gangsters to Know

How many gangsters can you name?  We’ll start you off, John Dillinger, the Krays, John Gotti, Al Capone are the obvious choices but what about the lesser-known figures? In this podcast, the team explore the lives of  ”Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and Roger “The Terrible” Touhy – dangerous, but didn’t perhaps get tagged with the same fame.

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Foundation – Episode 15 w/ Tim Ferriss

Kevin Rose sits down with Tim Ferriss, author of the New York Times best-selling books “The 4-Hour Workweek” and “The 4-Hour Body”.
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Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know Podcast: Who is Anonymous?

For years the internet-based group known as Anonymous has been a thorn in the side of the status quo. Whether or not you support them, there’s no denying that they have fundamentally affected society. But who exactly are they? Tune in to learn more.

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The Joe Rogan Experience – #173: Peter Joseph – The Zeitgeist Movement

In The Joe Rogan Podcast espisode 173, Joe interviews the American independent film make Peter Joseph and founder of the Zeitgeist Movement. If you’re not aware of the Zeitgeist Movement, its a global sustainability activist group working to bring the world together for the common goal of species sustainability before it is too late.

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Astronomy Cast Epsiode 244: Io Jupiter’s inner Galilean moon

If you want to see one of the strangest places in the Solar System, look no further than Io, Jupiter’s inner Galilean moon. The immense tidal forces from Jupiter keep the moon hotter than hot, with huge volcanoes blasting lava hundreds of kilometres into space.

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TED: Jane Fonda: Life’s third act – Jane Fonda (2011)

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives.

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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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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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