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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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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Freakonomics: How American Food Got So Bad: A New Marketplace Podcast

This isn’t the very latest episode of the Freakonomics podcast, but we were hooked into the fastenating contact when we tuned into it today… Tyler Cowen points fingers and gives some specific, surprising reasons why  American food got so bad. One big historical factor: Prohibition.  (photo credit: Jazz Guy)

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Omega Tau Podcast 83 – How Apollo Flew to the Moon

We’ve all heard of NASAs Apollo space programme, but how many of us actually know how Apollo got to the moon?  This in-depth discussion with W. David Woods author of How Apollo Flew to the Moon gives a complete insight into the process and technology behind one of mans greatest historical achievements.

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This American Life – Podcast 453: Nemeses

Most weeks This American Life is the most popular podcast in the US, with more than a half million people downloading each episode.  This week, stories where a longtime standoff keeps both sides coming back for more. Including a story about the time in Poland’s recent history where the country’s two political blocks came together and believed, however briefly, they’d be able to set aside their differences. And another story about a college rivalry gone viral, and personal.

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Stuff You Should Know Podcast – Alien Hand Syndrome

When a person has alien hand syndrome, his or her hand can move involuntarily, and seemingly of its own volition. Watch as Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know investigate this misunderstood syndrome.

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TED 2011 – Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

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