Saturday, August 7, 2010

Heads-up for 7 August 2010

Tom Tacken, the maker of Veertien Achttien, went on vacation. In order to let his audience of this Dutch, weekly biography show around World War I, not go without new shows, he uploaded three of them at once. (feed)

Edgy reviews from that podcast show the podcast review show, has made it to its 100th edition. Three new podcasts are reviewed every week. (feed)

Shrink Rap Radio
#243 – Exploring Behavioral Economics with Dan Ariely
Dan Ariely, Ph.D. is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, where he holds appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the School of Medicine, and the department of Economics. He is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

In addition, Dan is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions and The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home.

Using simple experiments Dan studies how people actually act in the marketplace, as opposed to how they should or would perform if they were completely rational. His interests span a wide range of daily behaviors such as buying (or not), saving (or not), ordering food in restaurants, pain management, procrastination, dishonesty, and decision making under different emotional states. His experiments are consistently interesting, amusing, and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.
(review, feed)

Dimitar Sasselov - TED Talks

Here is video from TED Talks (feed) in which Dimitar Sasselov discusses the existence of earth-like planets in the Milky Way

More TED:
Sir Ken Robinson,
Photos that changed the world - Jonathan Klein,
Karen Armstrong on The Golden Rule,
Media revolution and the effect on power - Clay Shirky,
Shay Agassi's visionary plan to bring electric cars to the world.