Freakonomics Podcast: The Dilbert Index?

Measuring workplace morale — and how to game the sick-day system.

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BBC File On 4 Podcast: Diabetes

Despite pledges to tackle diabetes, why do 24,000 people die needlessly each year?

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5by5: The Talk Show 79: 8:31 AM

On this truly Big Week, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin are joined by John Siracusa to discuss Gruber’s personal keynote with Phil Schiller , who Apple is competing with, the new features in Mountain Lion, the future of the Mac and iCloud, and being off the record.

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NPR Planet Money Podcast: Is China’s Economy Genius, Or Bound For Disaster?

When you walk around a big city in China, it feels like an entrepreneurial free-for-all — guys selling stuff on street corners, lots of little shops, everybody hustling. But when you pull back the curtain on the country’s economy, you find the government everywhere…

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The Vergecast 018 – 02.17.2012

Siri, what if The Vergecasters spent an entire Vergecast talking about TurboGrafx 16, rave fliers, notifications in OS X, and how to pronounce Paul’s name?

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BBC File On 4 Podcast: Deaths in Custody / Excited Delirium

The FileOn4 podcast sees Angus Stickler investigate a new term increasingly being used to explain deaths in police custody: Excited Delirium. Could the diagnosis be used to cover up excessive police force?

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NPR Planet Money Podcast: The App Economy w/ Marco Arment

Marco Arment creator of of one of our favourite iOS apps, Instapaper and co-founder of  Tumblr, is on todays NPR podcast. We hear how a hobby turns into a lucrative one-man business — and how Apple’s App Store is transforming the Internet economy. The gist is super simple. In fact, it’s something that’s been going on in the physical world for thousands of years: Giving people a convenient way to buy cheap products.

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Daily Bacon Podcast w/ Richard Bacon: Sara Cox & Julie Hesmondhalgh

Richard Bacon has a daily podcast and today talks to TV and radio DJ Sara Cox about being a guest presenter on Blue Peter. He also catches up with Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, after winning the Best Serial Drama at the National Television Awards.

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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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Citizen Radio: Russell Simmons on veganism, Occupy Wall Street, and more

In Episode #461 of Citizen Radio,  Russell Simmons joins Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio to discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy The Dream, veganism, his credit card, and the greatest hip-hop label of all time Def Jam.

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The Bugle Podcast 179 – Playas gon play

The new era of The Bugle is here.  Having being dropped from their regular spot from The Times website the podcast has now been released into the wild. John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman, the transatlantic region’s leading bi-continental satirical double-act, leave no hot potato unbuttered in their worldwide-hit weekly topical comedy show.

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The Vergecast 014 – 01.20.2012

Slightly unfresh from the Las Vegas CES show of last week, the Vergecast is back with episode 14. This week the gang cover the Apple Education Event (iBooks 2), their opposition to SOPA, and the legal battle faced by MegaUploads.

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5by5: The Talk Show 75: A Mute Point

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the iPhone ringer switch, the behavior of switches and buttons on smartphones, how many levels of volume you need, dedicated camera buttons, keyboards, Apple’s upcoming education event, and some of the most important follow up ever.

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The Diggnation Finale: Part 2 – Diggnation

Seriously hazardous to your health.  Get part 2 of the Diggnation finale, although Alex and Kevin have hinted that they might do future shows, these are going to be one-off events.  For now, the lights are switched off…

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Citizen Radio Podcast: Interview with “We’re Not Broke” US Uncut filmmakers

Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny presents Episode #453 of Citizen Radio.  In this show, Allison interviews Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce, directors of “We’re Not Broke” a documentary about US Uncut, the movement that helped spark Occupy Wall Street, Jesse Myerson reports on the Supreme campaign, an Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated, and the New York Times public editor wonders if his journalists should report the facts.

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