Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 7 July 2011

Thinking Allowed
Comedy and Work
Comedy is often seen as a social leveller. But new research by Sam Friedman suggests comedic taste is linked to cultural snobbery. Also, Melissa Gregg's new book explores the the blurring of boundaries between work and home.
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New Books in Public Policy
Yuval Levin (editor), “National Affairs”
Public policy ideas make their way into the conversation in a variety of ways. Typically, New Books in Public Policy looks at how books influence the debate, but in this episode we talk to the founding editor of National Affairs magazine, Yuval Levin. Levin has a wealth of experience to draw on, having previously served as Executive Director of the President’s Council on Bioethics under President Bush and as an Associate Director on the White House Domestic Policy Council. Levin is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
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ITV Tour de France Podcast
TDF Stage 5 2011
On the day when the Manx Missile finally launched, others crashed & burned. The boys sift through the wreckage of an action-packed stage.
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In Our Time
The Minoans
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient civilisation of the Minoans. The Minoans flourished for around two thousand years, long before Ancient Greek civilisation had begun. The most famous Minoan site is the Palace of Knossos on Crete which was famously excavated by Arthur Evans in 1900 and controversially reconstructed by him. But what do we really know about the Minoans and why did they eventually disappear? Melvyn is joined by John Bennet, Professor of Aegean Archaeology at Sheffield University; Ellen Adams, Lecturer in Classical Art & Archaeology at King’s College London; and Yannis Hamilakis, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton.
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OVT podcast
Gouden Jaren 2: Herman Brood’s muziekcursus
Maandag 11 juli 2011 is het tien jaar geleden dat popartiest en beeldend kunstenaar Herman Brood overleed. Hij maakte een einde aan zijn leven door van het dak van het Amsterdamse Hilton-hotel te springen.
In deze tweede aflevering van de nieuwe OVT zomerserie De Gouden Jaren (fragmenten uit het archief van de VPRO radio) een compilatie van zijn cursus “hoe maak je een hit”, afkomstig uit het culturele programma De Suite van 6, 13 en 20 april 1979. In drie achtereenvolgende uitzendingen van De Suite legt Herman Brood uit hoe je een hit maakt.
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Putney Debates - BTHP and Yale

The Putney Debates turned up in the history course about Early Modern England (Yale) I am about to finish. (feed) Previously and more extensively, they were discussed on the Binge Thinking History Podcast. (feed)

During the 17th century when the English both beheaded their king, as well as reinstated and also replaced him, the Putney Debates were a sign of the times how they were looking for a befitting constitutional order, with both a monarch and with an influential parliament. Both podcasts give great insight in this subject.

(A quick posting in order to keep up with the ideas I have and the little time available to post)