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LSDcast - episode 69: Closure for culling
The Love Sex & Dating 'Cast Sonologue
access_time12 hours ago
Every frog you kiss can't turn into a prince(ss) so what do you do with the ones you're pretty sure are not going to be The One!? A listener after the hearts of LSDcast hosts Prem and Rogue -- the siblings who host this podcast and are your best intimacy coaches EVER -- asks about letting people go. Do you owe it to the person you don't want to date to give them closure? Does one need to spell it out that you're not interested? And why? Prem and Rogue discuss the scenarios: sometimes it's organic, and you're both on the same page. But, there are some times when you have to spell it out! Who's the douchebag in this scenario? Listen to the show to figure out how to make that call. (Or text. See what we did there?) Bonus: our mother makes a virtual cameo, with some sage advice!
How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time2 days ago
My Encounter with Shingles
A Point of View BBC
access_time3 days ago
Adam Gopnik reflects on why he turned to marijuana to relieve his pain during a recent bout of shingles. His 17 year old daughter was horrified. But Adam concludes that wise drug policy accepts the existence of intoxicants and says "this tale of unshaven debauchery" has made him realise, for the first time, how much his own "hyper disciplined, driven life" had taken out of him. Producer: Adele Armstrong.
The Dusty Turner Case: Billy Joe Brown Part 2
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time3 days ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brown now claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this ninth episode of "The Dusty Turner" series you will hear part two of Brown's testimony from Turner's 2008 Actual Innocence Hearing.   To watch  "Target of Opportunity" -   Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDustyTurner   Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna
Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country's first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism -- and a hopeful reminder about how the Constitution has proven itself to be greater than partisanship.
The human insights missing from big data | Tricia Wang
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on "thick data" -- precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people -- to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown.
Tamil Allai-18-07-2017
Tamil Allai Free FM
access_time5 days ago
How your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
Climate change is real, case closed. But there's still a lot we don't understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down. One still-unknown factor: How might clouds play a part? There's a small hope that they could buy us some time to fix things or they could make global warming worse. Climate scientist Kate Marvel takes us through the science of clouds and what it might take for Earth to break its own fever.
Why our screens make us less happy | Adam Alter
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they're getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you miserable -- and what you can do about it.
What To Call Him?
A Point of View BBC
access_time10 days ago
"You can't call him crazy, because it isn't fair to crazy people", writes Adam Gopnik. "You can't compare him to a four-year-old because four-year-old children are not in fact tyrannical or egotistical". Six months into Donald Trump's presidency, Adam Gopnik searches - almost in vain - for a descriptive category to fit. Producer: Adele Armstrong.
The Dusty Turner Case: Billy Joe Brown Part 1
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time10 days ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brown now claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this eighth episode of "The Dusty Turner" series you will hear part one of Brown's testimony from Turner's 2008 Actual Innocence Hearing.   To watch  "Target of Opportunity" - Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDustyTurner   Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna
What rivers can tell us about the earth's history | Liz Hajek
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
Rivers are one of nature's most powerful forces -- they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how they form and how they'll change is important for those that call their banks and deltas home. In this visual-packed talk, geoscientist Liz Hajek shows us how rocks deposited by ancient rivers can be used as a time machine to study the history of the earth, so we can figure out how to more sustainably live on it today.
4.0 Happily bumbling into even more mishaps
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time12 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) A brief introduction to series 4, apology for all the errors, with an ancient Indian story to compensate.
How we can face the future without fear, together | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
It's a fateful moment in history. We've seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism -- all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. "Is there something we can do, each of us, to be able to face the future without fear?" asks Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. In this electrifying talk, the spiritual leader gives us three specific ways we can move from the politics of "me" to the politics of "all of us, together."
Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper | Manu Prakash
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time13 days ago
Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.
The gospel of doubt | Casey Gerald
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time16 days ago
What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald's religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in -- in business, in government, in philanthropy -- but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.
New but familiar styles – Part 2 IIM 038
By Amanpreet Kaur - Follow me: Instagram, Facebook Rate & Review this Podcast If you wish to donate to this Podcast In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Aline and Selwyn share their experiences of introducing each other to their parents.  They share their love for Indian food and Indian spices. The couple is opening their first cafe in Brazil so if you ever visit Brazil, do visit them. If you missed Part 1 of the story, just go here Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments. You may connect with the couple on Instagram.
A Staircase in Sunlight
A Point of View BBC
access_time17 days ago
"I will now pause for a full two seconds to allow you to throw things at the radio", begins Adam Gopnik. He's working hard, he claims, at a literary festival in Capri. While there he goes in search of a white staircase - the subject of his favourite painting in the world. As he searches, he reflects on art, life and "the sketchbook of the twenty first century", the iphone. Producer: Adele Armstrong.
My year of living biblically | AJ Jacobs
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time17 days ago
Author, philosopher, prankster and journalist AJ Jacobs talks about the year he spent living biblically -- following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible.
Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local | Taiye Selasi
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time18 days ago
When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of "multi-local" people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. "How can I come from a country?" she asks. "How can a human being come from a concept?"
Tamil Allai-04-07-2017
Tamil Allai Free FM
access_time19 days ago
Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear | Dave Isay
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time19 days ago
Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.
Never, ever give up | Diana Nyad
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64. Hear her story.
Cruising around – IIM 037 Part 1
By Amanpreet Kaur - Follow me: Instagram, Facebook Rate & Review this Podcast If you wish to donate to this Podcast In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Aline and Selwyn share their first encounter on a cruise ship.  Love of food brought them together and then one breakfast invitation turned into a marriage proposal. We discussed many things, including the initial argument that these two had to now and the love of being able to work with each other on daily basis.  The couple has accomplished a lot together as they have settled in Brazil.  They love to travel and indulge in chocolate. Like many other couples on this podcast these two figured out immigration challenges together and started their new adventure by forgoing the life on a cruise ship to becoming private chefs.  They love their life in Brazil and visits to India. Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments. You may connect with the couple on Instagram.
The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time23 days ago
It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?
The Mark of a Man
A Point of View BBC
access_time24 days ago
"It seems indisputable, to me", writes Will Self "that what makes it possible for our attractions to each other to be as deep and profound as they are, is some sort of difference - whether it be given, or something we create". Will reflects on what a truly gender-fluid society might look like. Producer: Adele Armstrong.
3.P You will now be seen by the doctor
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time24 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) Doctors. Ancient Indians looked down on them. But this week, we'll be finding out what it would be like when an ancient Indian patient needed them. We look for cures in the Buddhist monastery, and take a trip to the hospital.
The Dusty Turner Case: Dusty's Lawyer David Hargett
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time24 days ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brown now claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this seventh episode of "The Dusty Turner" series Seema speaks to Dusty's current lawyer, David Hargett (hargettlaw.com), who explains the legal hurdles this case has endured over the last two decades.   To watch  "Target of Opportunity" - Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDustyTurner   Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna
The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time24 days ago
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Why I love a country that once betrayed me | George Takei
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a "security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.
Why some of us don't have one true calling | Emilie Wapnick
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time26 days ago
What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" -- who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?
The boiling river of the Amazon | Andrés Ruzo
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.
LSDcast - episode 67:	Being nice versus leading someone on
The Love Sex & Dating 'Cast Sonologue
access_time28 days ago
Someone has a problem with coming across as an asshole. So he's being really nice to this girl he met off a dating app. After painting himself into a corner, he's not sure how to tell her that it isn't turning into a relationship. Enter Prem & Rogue, your existential agony bhaiya and didi, the siblings who double as intimacy coaches and give our listeners advice, primers and real life tips. What's our boy to do? Turns out there is a way he can turn this around. Listen to learn more. Plus a bonus on people who say things they don't mean, and stringing people along. Stay tuned. Prem & Rogue have the lowdown.
Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.
Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.
After Grenfell
A Point of View BBC
access_time1 month ago
Will Self gives a very personal view of high-rise buildings in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. "As a commentator on the built environment", Will writes, "I've been too wry, too cynical and too disengaged over the past twenty years". "Grenfell Tower", he says, "was the bonfire of any remaining civic vanity in London ". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
TOI EP:40 - How to Make Baingan ka Jhukka in Bihari Style
Baingan ka Jhukka is a recipe made out of eggplant and is native to Bihar. It is a very tasty side dish and goes really well with white rice and plain dal. What do you think is the impact of technology on the developing child? Today when my daughter was singing a lullaby for her Read more The post Hare Baingan Ka Jhukka Recipe – Green Eggplant Recipe appeared first on The Tastes of India.
A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."
A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."
A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."
The Dusty Turner Case: Brown Confesses!
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time1 month ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brown now claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this sixth episode of "The Dusty Turner" series Seema speaks with a former editor at the Virginian Pilot, Bill Sizemore, who was given a major exclusive in the aftermath of the murder.   To watch  "Target of Opportunity" -  Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDustyTurner   Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: "Who are we not designing for?"
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: "Who are we not designing for?"
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: "Who are we not designing for?"
Tamil Allai-20-06-2017
Tamil Allai Free FM
access_time1 month ago
3.O zero by 7922851426433759354390336
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time1 month ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) The story of ancient Indian mathematics from its earliest days stacking bricks to build altars, to infinity and beyond. We meet the work of the great Gupta-era mathematician, Aryabhata. Along the way we hear ancient Indian answers to such thorny questions as: how do you almost square a circle? how many infinities are there? and how long is the blink of an eye? No mathematical knowledge required.
The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action.
The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action.