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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
During the pandemic, a new podcast will go live every Sunday. A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past forty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky.
 
Life is better when you breathe! Welcome to The Breathing Edge, the podcast where we share tips, techniques, bio-hacks and interviews to help you achieve peak performance in all areas of your life.If you truly want to get the edge in life, you can find it right here at the breathing edge.
 
*** Named a best podcast of 2021 by Time, Vulture and Esquire. *** Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if the political system fails to act? Has the logic of markets infiltrated too many aspects of our lives? What is the future of the Republican Party? What do psychedelics teach us about consciousness? What does sci-fi understand about our present that we miss? Can our food system be just to humans an ...
 
Positively UK Gay Men's Project Coordinator Chris O'Hanlon hosts a series of HIV-related podcasts for LGBT+ communities where he talks to those at the forefront of HIV services. The episodes cover the topics of living with HIV in relation to Covid-19, Chemsex, ageing, accessing HIV services, welfare and finance, and managing isolation and wellbeing. You can find the transcripts to each episode and a list of support resources on our website. We would like to thank the LGBT Consortiums for sup ...
 
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Stephen Sondheim (1930 - November 26, 2021) in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in San Francisco, November 6, 2010. Stephen Sondheim died at the age of 91 on November 26, 2021. A titan of American musical theater whose work both transcended and changed the genre itself, Sondheim was responsible for the lyrics for Gypsy and West Side Sto…
 
OUR CHAT Job Search talents that are naturally intuitive for sales professionals. Tips for those eager to transition into and within sales. Ideas for starting a job search in sales and realigning one that's gone off the rails. ABOUT CLAIRE Sometimes life hands you lemons. Claire Davis led a successful medical sales, marketing, and recruiting career…
 
We're saluting John Dehner - the Disney animator and award-winning radio news editor who became one of the radio era's best actors and a great big and small screen character actor from the 50s to the 80s. He found his biggest radio fame in a pair of westerns - Frontier Gentleman and Have Gun - Will Travel - but he was heard all over the dial in eve…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:06:00 Squaring the Strange with Celestia Ward Our favourite and very talented caricature artist from Las Vegas Celestia Ward drops by to chat about her career as a skeptical podcaster on 'Squaring the Strange'. https://linktr.ee/Squaringthestrange https://www.2headsstudios.com Extra video content. You can wat…
 
Jamie McCallum Ph.D. brings a unique set of experience to the enormous challenges of environmental protection. Combining his doctorate in Biological Sciences and decade in conservation with his early career in high-end corporate sponsorship; Jamie founded Force For Nature. Backed by leading conservation groups, global media partners and the world’s…
 
'authentic movement' by Gloria Dawson read by Anna McLauchlan and Margaret McLauchlan, recorded 9 October 2018. This poem is part of the collection circlusion by Gloria Dawson published by Zarf Editions, Leeds, 2018. Thanks to Barry Burns for editing. A transcribed extract can be found at https://trespassingassemblies.tumblr.com/post/172566892704/n…
 
In 2020 the United States experienced a nearly 30 percent rise in homicides from 2019. That’s the single biggest one-year increase since we started keeping national records in 1960. And violence has continued to rise well into 2021. To deny or downplay the seriousness of this spike is neither morally justified nor politically wise. Violence takes l…
 
Not all radio crimesolvers relied on their fists and .45s. Some solved crimes with charm and their wits, and we'll hear adventures of three of those gentlemen sleuths. First up is Vincent Price as The Saint in "The Case of the Unhappy Homicide" (originally aired on Mutual on November 6, 1949). Then, Ned Wever stars in "Murder in the Ring" from Bull…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders With Susan Gerbic, Rob Palmer, Michelle Bijkersma, Lara Benham and Lynden Shields. 0:05:00 The ESP We catch up with the team from the European Skeptics Podcast to congratulate them on reaching 300 episodes. The European Skeptics Podcast (The ESP) is a weekly podcast recorded in English and hosted by three skept…
 
Dr Brendan Moloney is the CEO of edutech company Darlo and the founder of Parallel Movement – a global collection of leaders from all parts of society who are creating the structures, institutions and resources to live in a parallel world that delivers freedom and choice. Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_-Xy9pHIdqY -----------------…
 
The compulsion to be happy at work “is always a demand for emotional work from the worker,” writes Sarah Jaffe. “Work, after all, has no feelings. Capitalism cannot love. This new work ethic, in which work is expected to give us something like self-actualization, cannot help but fail.” Jaffe is a Type Media Center reporting fellow, a co-host of the…
 
Benny Richards is a former Game Warden for Hunt County, Texas. Richards worked for over 25 years for the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, and is well known for his appearances on “Lone Star Law”. During his time as a warden, he earned accomplishments such as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Officer of the Year (2015) and the Shikar-Safari Intern…
 
Over the course of Donald Trump’s presidency, the far-right fringe became a surprisingly visible and influential force in American politics. Eruptions of extremist violence — including the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 and the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection — have made militant groups like the Proud Boys and conspiracy theorie…
 
In this episode, we discuss “The Country of the Blind” by H. G. Wells. Can a story be based on an aphorism? How does the Utopian tradition affect the telling? How would modern storytelling styles impact the structure and narration? What are we meant to take away from it? If you enjoy this episode, consider subscribing to our newsletter at http://ww…
 
It's a birthday party for Dick Powell, but instead of cake we've got four old time radio mysteries starring the singing star turned film noir leading man and radio gumshoe. First, he co-stars with his then-wife Joan Blondell in the comedy-mystery Miss Pinkerton, Inc. (originally aired on CBS on July 12, 1941). Next, Powell is private eye Richard Ro…
 
Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) is known today as one of the most important writers of detective fiction during the final quarter of the 20th Century. His wise cracking Boston private eye, Spenser, Spenser’s sidekick Hawk, and girlfriend Susan Silverman have become iconic figures. When Parker died at the age of 77 in 2010, 38 Spenser novels had been p…
 
Katelyn is a serial career pivoter, former recruiter turned Career Coach & Strategist with Crafted Careers, and the co-creator of Sweet Spot Careers, an online course designed to help unfulfilled professionals find their career sweet spot and finally land jobs where they can thrive. OUR CHAT We define the "hidden job market" and discuss how job see…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:00 COVID vaccine nurse at Perth clinic charged with fraud Western Australian Police have charged a nurse with fraudulently recording that a patient had been given a COVID-19 vaccine when the jab was allegedly never administered. https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Media-Centre/Media-Releases/4296-Registered-Nurse…
 
“Making it harder to vote, and harder to understand what the party is really about — these are two parts of the same project” for the Republican Party, Jay Rosen writes. “The conflict with honest journalism is structural. To be its dwindling self, the G.O.P. has to also be at war with the press, unless of course the press folds under pressure.” Ros…
 
Professor Russell Strong is a world-renowned transplant surgeon who pioneered liver transplant techniques that are now used around the world, saving countless lives. Throughout his distinguished career, he noticed a strange refusal by Chinese institutions and trainee doctors to commit to abstaining from organ harvesting. Ultimately Professor Strong…
 
Many of the most contentious debates right now center on whether we, as individuals — and as a country — are willing to revise. To revise our understanding of history. To revise the kind of language we use. To revise the nature of our personal, and national, identities. To revise how we act in our everyday relationships. Revision like this is often…
 
Dr Ben Saunders is a senior lecturer in constitutional law at Deakin University who recently wrote a piece for the ABC on the human rights implications of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. This exclusive interview was the first time he appeared on video as an academic. --------------------------------------- DISCERNABLE Our Private Community: discer…
 
Vanessa Veselka, whose latest novel is "The Great Offshore Grounds," in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. "The Great Offshore Grounds" is an epic novel about two sisters on a quest to find themselves during the upheavals of the current era. It's a detailed examination of feminism, of lives lived on the edge, and of life in the parts of Ameri…
 
Gina Riley is a Human Resources professional who sits at the powerful convergence between Career Coaching, Executive Search and Interview Skills Training. OUR CHAT We dove into the topic of Executive Presence, and how it impacts those targeting career change. ABOUT GINA An authority in career transition, she is the creator of the Career Velocity Sy…
 
Cornell Woolrich's stories of crime inspired dozens of films and radio programs, including Rear Window and nearly three dozen episodes of Suspense. We'll hear a pair of his stories recreated for radio, including an offering from "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." Howard da Silva is a cop and a pre-Dragnet Jack Webb is a criminal in "You Take…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:47 Uri Geller, James Randi and the CIA We find a document written by James Randi that was circulated in the CIA concerning so-called psychic Uri Geller. What did Geller's former manager have to say about the tricks and shenanigans in the 1970s? Find out with this review. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/we…
 
I’ve been on an octopus kick for a little while now. In that, I don’t seem to be alone. Octopuses (it’s incorrect to say “octopi,” to my despair) are having a moment: There are award-winning books, documentaries and even science fiction about them. I suspect it’s the same hunger that leaves many of us yearning to know aliens: How do radically diffe…
 
Jeff Baile is a retired conservation police officer and instructor in Illinois. He started out as a patrol officer in 1976, and moved to become a conservation police officer in 1979. Additionally, Jeff has worked as an instructor in his self-developed interview and interrogation course across the country. Jeff is a Certified Forensic Interviewer, a…
 
Public policy in the United States often overlooks wealth. We tend to design, debate and measure our economic policies with regard to income alone, which blinds us to the ways prosperity and precarity tangibly function in people’s lives. And that blind spot can ultimately prevent us from addressing social inequality at its roots. Take the debate ov…
 
In this episode, we discuss “Sea Oak” by George Saunders. What can we learn from this crazy, hilarious story? How can fiction bring internal conflict into concrete reality? How can we create a concrete representation of a character’s self-reflective feelings? How can we create a satirical tone that is true to character? How do we imagine characters…
 
P.D. James (1920-2014) was considered, along with Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey and Dorothy L. Sayers, one of the greatest British mystery writers. Most of her books involved a police commander and poet named Adam Dalgliesh, though she wrote several other novels, including the science fiction novel, "Children of Men," which became a much-admired f…
 
'The Woman and the Giraffes' by Luljeta Lleshanaku translated by Henry Israeli and Lluka Qafoku read by Neil Bickerton. This translation appears in the collection, 'Haywire New and Selected Poems', published by Bloodave Books Ltd in 2011. A transcript can be found at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OS5_VGMdkI8C&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=The+Woman+and+t…
 
Even old time radio detectives faced the supernatural (or seemingly supernatural) once in a while. Today, to celebrate Halloween, we'll hear adventures of three sleuths as they face off against ghosts, curses, and other things that go bump in the night. First, Frank Lovejoy is reporter Randy Stone in "The Black Cat" from Night Beat (originally aire…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:10 Maynard's Spooky Action Maynard and Richard Saunders join Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan on a field trip to visit Sydney's most "haunted" street. We also find out more about Dr Siobhan's journey with Ovarian Cancer. Special extended content of this story on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykB67Sj5cYs 0:…
 
“Progressives understand that culture war means discrediting their opponents and weakening or destroying their institutions. Conservatives should approach the culture war with a similar realism,” Sohrab Ahmari writes. “To recognize that enmity is real is its own kind of moral duty.” Five years ago, Ahmari was a self-described “secular mainstream co…
 
Shadow Minister for Local Government and Resources Richard Riordan MP spoke to us today on the outrageous dictatorial powers Daniel Andrews is forcing through parliament. Richard also reassured us of the Liberal Party's commitment to scrap these totalitarian laws if elected. Discernable will be studying Bill and making a complete explainer video as…
 
Turn down the lights and grab your candy - it's time for the Down These Mean Streets Halloween Special! Join me for a king-sized trick-or-treating trip through the golden age of radio for some comedies and chillers designed to get you in the Halloween spirit. Enjoy Bob Hope recreating his role in The Ghost Breakers as presented on The Screen Direct…
 
One of the most frightening, least understood aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is what’s come to be known as “long Covid.” Stories abound of young, healthy adults who experienced mild or asymptomatic coronavirus infections and recovered fairly quickly, only to experience an onset of debilitating symptoms weeks or even months later. One major stu…
 
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