Monday, August 8, 2011

Listening ideas for 8 August 2011 (2)

Satz on Markets Debra Satz, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale: The Moral Limits of the Market. Satz argues that some markets are noxious and should not be allowed to operate freely. Topics discussed include organ sales, price spikes after natural disasters, the economic concept of efficiency and utilitarianism. The conversation includes a discussion of the possible limits of political intervention and whether it would be good to allow voters to sell their votes.
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Irish History Podcast
Special: The story of Ireland’s Spanish Armada Shipwrecks (2010) Over the last week archaeologists have begun to excavate the remains of a shipwreck from the Spanish Armada. Lying off the coast of County Donegal, the timbers, musketballs and pottery found so far reveal a tantalising glimpse of what else may lie on the sea bed. In this podcast, first released in 2010, you can hear how ships from the Spanish Armada came to lie off the coast of Ireland, what has been found on excavations to date and what else we can expect to turn up.
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Leonard Lopate Show
To a Mountain in Tibet Colin Thubron gives the account of a journey to the holiest mountain on earth, the solitary peak of Kailash in Tibet. It’s the mystic heart of the world and an ancient site of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. In To a Mountain in Tibet, Thubron writes of his journey, an entry into the culture of today's Tibet, and a pilgrimage in the wake his mother's death and the loss of his family.
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The Roundtable
David Goldfield - America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation Joe speaks with David Goldfield about his book, America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation.
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The China History Podcast
Daoism - Part 3 We close out our little Daoism overview by looking at the most powerful and popular Daoist deities.
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