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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Listening ideas for 8 August 2011 (1)

The History of Rome
The Spear of Destiny
In 363 Julian launched an invasion of Sassanid Persia. He would die in battle just three months later.
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Documentary on One
Oil in Uganda: The Trickle Down Effect
The largest onshore oilfield in sub-Saharan Africa has been discovered in Uganda with the involvement of Irish-founded company, Tullow Oil. Tim Desmond asks who will benefit from the discovery and how will it change the lives of ordinary Ugandans?
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Citizen Mel - Part One
His name is synonymous with the words "Canadian nationalist". Mel Hurtig's voice has been prominent in discussions about the country for almost fifty years. He is a bookseller, a publisher and a catalyst for debate on subjects ranging from child poverty to nuclear arms. IDEAS producer Kathleen Flaherty traces Mel Hurtig's lifelong quest to shape a Canada he passionately believes in.
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