Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 9 July 2011

Book Review
A history of the papacy, life with Stieg Larsson, and more
This week, The Times's executive editor Bill Keller reviews “Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy,” by John Julius Norwich; Eva Gabrielsson talks about her life with Stieg Larsson, author of the Millenium Trilogy; Julie Bosman has notes from the field; and Jennifer Schuessler has best-seller news. Sam Tanenhaus is the host.
(review, feed)

Philosopher's Zone
Climate change, geoengineering and the perfect moral storm
A perfect storm is an unusual convergence of independently harmful factors whose convergence is likely to result in substantial, possibly catastrophic, negative outcomes. Are we now sailing into a perfect moral storm created by the challenge of climate change? And why might it be morally questionable to try to do something about it by means of what´s known as geoengineering?
(review, feed)

The Economist
The birth of South Sudan
South Sudan faces the trials of nation building. An expert on Sudan explains the expectations and challenges ahead
(review, feed)

ITV Tour de France Podcast
ITV TDF Stage 7 2011
A day of agony and ecstasy for the Brits on Stage 7, lucky for Cav, not so for Brad. Matt and Chris reflect.
(review, feed)

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