Skip to content

Update on Test iTunes Playlist Export to Html

This version adds a bit of a description for each item. Again it’s a little bit hit and miss because the script takes the podcast ‘Artist’, combines it with the episode ‘Name’, does a custom Google search for that artist/episode and then builds the link. The Google search has to happen because in my original iTunes playlist XML export, the item links to the downloaded mp3 on my computer.

20181210.html

Serial Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas
Don’t tell the judges, but the prosecutors have the most power in the building.

This American Life 660: Hoaxing Yourself
Nov 2, 2018 – Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 413: The future of car ownership, a piano for everyone, and the decline of internet freedom
Nov 9, 2018 – Human-rights organization Freedom House releases their annual Freedom on the Net report. … 413: The future of car ownership, a piano for everyone, and the decline of internet freedom … Corporate Info · Ombudsman · Public Appearances · Commercial Services · Reuse & … Visitez Radio-Canada.ca.

Song Exploder Big Boi – Order of Operations
Nov 5, 2018 – Big Boi from OutKast breaks down his song “Order of Operations.”

Gimlet #130 The Snapchat Thief
Nov 8, 2018 – This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie’s Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates. Michael …

Gimlet #129 Autumn
Oct 25, 2018 – A 13-year-old girl builds a tiny world that she has complete, perfect control over. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible …

NPR #874: Hot Dog Hail Mary
Nov 7, 2018 – Overpriced stadium food is standard at big-time sporting events. If you get hungry, expect to fork over $7 for a hot dog. It’s annoying. It’s also …

NPR #875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?
Nov 9, 2018 – The market for beef explains a lot about what works about the relationship between Mexico and the U.S..

This American Life 662: Where There Is a Will
Nov 16, 2018 – Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t.

The Tim Ferriss Show #347: Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond
Nov 20, 2018 – Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347) …. The New Science of Psychedelics, The Tim Ferris Show Episode 313 …

Song Exploder Empress Of – When I’m With Him
Nov 19, 2018 – Empress Of breaks down her song “When I’m With Him.”

Sodajerker Episode 124 – Paloma Faith
With the release of the ‘zeitgeist edition’ of her hit album The Architect, Paloma Faith joins us to discuss songs like ‘Loyal’, ‘Your Ex’, ‘Just Be’, ‘Crybaby’, ‘Kings …

Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios Snap #932 – The Cut
Nov 16, 2018 – On the next all-NEW Snap Judgment, we’re dancing on the razor’s edge. We proudly present “The Cut.”

This American Life S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt
Life after you put a cop in jail. … Season 3 presented by ZipRecruiter … Episode 06. You in the Red Shirt. Life after you … About the Episode 06 Art · Episode 05 … Serial logo; Serial Productions logo; WBEZ 91.5 logo; This American Life logo …

Malcolm Gladwell / Pushkin Rick Rubin
Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin by Pushkin Industries for free.

Gimlet #131 Surefire Investigations
Nov 15, 2018 – GOLDMAN: Welcome once again to Yes, Yes, No, the segment on the show where our boss who when we started the show seemed very old to …

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Greenland asteroid impact, short people in the rainforest, reef islands and sea level, stealth moths, walking on water and climbing the walls and is the night sky changing?
Nov 16, 2018 – Stealth moths, walking on water and climbing the walls and is the night … short people in the rain-forest, reef islands and sea level and more.

Stephen West Episode #002 … Presocratic Philosophy – Italian
Episode #002 … Presocratic Philosophy – Italian. By Stephen West. Today we talk about why philosophy is taken for granted, the crazed cult leader of ancient …

Stephen West Episode #001 … Presocratic Philosophy – Ionian
Philosophize This! Stephen West – Philosophy. Episodes · Stats · Reviews … List of Episodes; /; Episode #001 … Presocratic Philosophy – Ionian. Episode #001 .

Tripp Lanier: Coach to Entrepreneurs, Influencers, and Coaches 221 Psychedelics, Navy SEALs, and PTSD – Jeff Boss
Sep 5, 2018 – 221 Psychedelics, Navy SEALs, and PTSD – Jeff Boss50:55 … Tripp and a coaching client discuss how to become stronger after a business failure. …. Click here to learn the same mindset principles that Tripp Lanier uses with . …. clients — including Navy SEALs, entrepreneurs, and influencers. http: .

The Moth From The Beyond: Eleanor McLeod & Bryan Kett
On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories. Eleanor McLeod …

The Moth The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth …

Longform Episode 314: Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Oct 17, 2018 – Lisa Brennan-Jobs is a New York-based writer. … Skin, Skagen, Sleeping Beauty Dreams, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week’s episode.

Longform Episode 315: Elizabeth Kolbert
Oct 24, 2018 … Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, … Squarespace, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week’s episode.

The Little Shaman Narcissists Understand, They Just Don’t Care
Nov 4, 2018 – Listen to Narcissists Understand, They Just Don’t Care and 29 other episodes by The Little Shaman Healing. No signup or install required.

The Little Shaman What Narcissists Are Hiding
Oct 28, 2018 – Listen to What Narcissists Are Hiding and 29 other episodes by The Little Shaman Healing. No signup or install required.

The Little Shaman Cosplay
The Little Shaman’s new YT channel. Helping you understand and heal from toxic relationships.

I’d Hit That Episode 140 – JJ Blair
Nov 11, 2018 – Listen to Episode 140 – JJ Blair and 92 other episodes by I’d Hit That. No signup or install required.

I’d Hit That Episode 141 – Kevin Scott
Listen to I’d Hit That episodes free, on demand. Bassist Kevin Scott. Recorded in NYC 2018. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, …

EconTalk: Russ Roberts Michael Munger on Sharing, Transaction Costs, and Tomorrow 3.0
Oct 29, 2018 – Michael Munger on Sharing, Transaction Costs, and Tomorrow 3.0. Economist and author Michael Munger of Duke University talks about his book, Tomorrow 3.0, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Munger analyzes the rise of companies like Uber and AirBnB as an example of how technology lowers transactions costs.

DomainSherpa.com DomainSherpa Review – Oct 22: Yardz.com, JLJ.com, Fishmongers.com
Oct 22, 2018 – (Aired Oct 22, 2018) Yardz.com, JLJ.com, Fishmongers.com – Get into the minds of the Sherpas with the DomainSherpa Review! In this show …

Mercatus Center at George Mason University Ben Thompson on Business and Tech
Oct 24, 2018 – Tyler Cowen and Ben Thompson talk Facebook’s PR, conglomerate synergies, Amazon’s foray into … Go to the profile of Mercatus Center.

 

Test iTunes Playlist Export to Html

Many many tutorials later, in all kinds of programming languages, I’m finally beginning to be able to make things. This wants to be ‘Goodreads for podcasts’ and be called Poddly but I’m a long way off yet. It’s made with python.

Why is it so difficult to share your iTunes playlists? Especially of podcast episodes that are available for free!!

So far my app takes an xml playlist file exported from iTunes and turns it into html. The link is the top search result in Google for the Artist/Name combination of each episode. So it’s a bit hit or miss, but surprisingly gets you to the right site/episode about 90% of the time

The Daily Trump’s Pick for Attorney General

The Daily William Barr Under Oath

This American Life 666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named

Roman Mars 338- Crude Habitat

Otis Gibbs Episode 164: Recording With Slim Pickens

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Spark 423: Facebook petitions, WhatsApp and the spread of misinformation, designing the modern airport, and the lives of digisexuals.

Song Exploder Japanese Breakfast – Boyish

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Spark 422: Instagram egg, queer video games, inbox infinity, airline ticketing, and counterfactual explantions

Sodajerker Episode 129 – Mike Posner

David Van Nuys, Ph.D. #626 – Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience with David Luke PhD

Science Peering inside giant planets, and fighting Ebola in the face of fake news

Science Pollution from pot plants, and how our bodies perceive processed foods

Gimlet #134 The Year of the Wallop

Recode Attorney Laura Wasser on making a “TurboTax for divorce”

Recode Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on overfunded startups and stressful workplaces

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The power of super poop, preventing PTSD, counting down to Apollo 11, predators in cold water and termites conserve the rainforest

NPR #889: The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

NPR #890: The Division Problem

Stephen West Episode #025 … A Scientific Method For Your Life!

Stephen West Episode #026 … Thomas Hobbes pt. 1 – The Social Contract

Stephen West Episode #027 … Thomas Hobbes pt. 2

WNYC Studios and The New Yorker The Producer dream hampton Talks with Jelani Cobb about “Surviving R. Kelly”

The Moth The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices

Michael J. Fox Foundation Sleeping Well with Parkinson’s

Longform Episode 327: Julie Snyder

Jeffrey A. Miron, Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus The Unintended Consequences of Drug Prohibition

Freakonomics Radio Extra: Mark Cuban Full Interview

EconTalk: Russ Roberts Ed Dolan on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

EconTalk: Russ Roberts Jennifer Doleac on Crime

Andrew Allemann Domain auction preview with Monte Cahn – DNW Podcast #220

DomainSherpa.com Domain Handicapping the 2019 NamesCon Auction

The Daily A Rift Over Power and Privilege in the Women’s March

The Daily A Republican Congressman From Texas Who Opposes the Wall

KCRW, Michael Silverblatt Deborah Eisenberg: Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories

KCRW, Michael Silverblatt Diane Williams: The Collected Stories of Diane Williams

The Book Review Dani Shapiro on Her Surprising ‘Inheritance’

American History Tellers The 1968 Chicago Protests – The Battle of Michigan Avenue | 1

Chris Christensen AT#642 – Travel to Guangzhou, China

C-SPAN After Words with Stephanie Land

a16z a16z Podcast: The Business of Cybercrime

Drug Policy Alliance Episode 15: Building a World Where Legal Psychedelics Make Sense

Matthew and Elysha Dicks Bobbi Klau: “The Perfect Gift”

 

DEA Manufacturing Caps for Oxycodone and Hydrocodone 2001-2017

The D.E.A (Drug Enforcement Agency) sets caps on the amounts of schedule 1 and 2 drugs that manufacturers can legally produce each year.  I was curious to see how the caps had changed over time and it was relatively simple to discover via the Federal Register. Considering all the lawsuits now targeting pharmaceutical manufacturers like Purdue, Johnson & Johnson, Allergen and Teva, I wonder if the D.E.A could also be considered an actor in the current opioid epidemic.

 

…final aggregate production quotas for the following controlled substances, expressed in grams of anhydrous acid or base, be established as follows:

(Not sure what ‘conversion’ means in this sense, but I think it has to do with converting one substance to another, i.e. one drug could be converted into another.)

2001
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2001/10/15/01-25761/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2001
Oxycodone (for sale) 46,680,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 449,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 23,825,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 18,000,000

2002
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/09/20/02-23876/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2002
Oxycodone (for sale) 34,482,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 1,100,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 25,702,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 2,500,000

2003
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/09/30/03-24653/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2003
Oxycodone (for sale) 41,182,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 700,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 30,622,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 1,500,000

2004
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/11/16/04-25340/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2004
Oxycodone (for sale) 49,200,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 920,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 34,000,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 1,500,000

2005
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2005/11/09/05-22287/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2005
Oxycodone (for sale) 50,490,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 920,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 37,604,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 1,500,000

2006
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/10/19/E6-17524/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2006
Oxycodone (for sale) 56,000,000 g
Oxycodone (for conversion) 4,610,000 g
Hydrocodone (for sale) 42,000,000 g
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 1,500,000 g

2007
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/08/24/E7-16730/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2007
Oxycodone (for sale) 70,000,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 3,100,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 46,000,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 1,500,000

2008
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/11/12/E8-26798/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2008
Oxycodone (for sale) 70,000,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 4,820,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 55,000,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 1,500,000

2009
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25274/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2009
Oxycodone (for sale) 94,000,000 g
Oxycodone (for conversion) 4,500,000 g
Hydrocodone (for sale) 55,500,000 g

2010
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/09/14/2010-22785/controlled-substances-final-revised-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2010
Oxycodone (for sale) 105,500,000 g
Oxycodone (for conversion) 5,600,000 g
Hydrocodone 55,000,000 g

2011
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/12/09/2011-31621/controlled-substances-final-adjusted-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2011
Oxycodone (for sale) 98,000,000 g
Oxycodone (for conversion) 5,600,000 g
Hydrocodone (for sale) 59,000,000 g

2012
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2012/09/10/2012-22128/controlled-substances-final-adjusted-aggregate-production-quotas-for-2012
Oxycodone (for sale) 105,200,000 g
Oxycodone (for conversion) 7,600,000 g
Hydrocodone (for sale) 79,700,000 g

2013
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/07/2013-19046/final-adjusted-aggregate-production-quotas-for-schedule-i-and-ii-controlled-substances-and
Oxycodone (for sale) 153,750,000 g
Oxycodone (for conversion) 10,250,000 g
Hydrocodone (for sale) 99,625,000 g

2014
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/25/2014-20137/final-adjusted-aggregate-production-quotas-for-schedule-i-and-ii-controlled-substances-and
Oxycodone (for sale) 149,375,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 9,250,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 99,625,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 137,500

2015
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/16/2015-23199/final-adjusted-aggregate-production-quotas-for-schedule-i-and-ii-controlled-substances-and
Oxycodone (for sale) 141,375,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 8,350,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 99,625,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 137,500

2016
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/25/2016-25696/final-adjusted-aggregate-production-quotas-for-schedule-i-and-ii-controlled-substances-and
Oxycodone (for sale) 139,150,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 5,000,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 86,000,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 177,500

2017
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/05/2016-23988/established-aggregate-production-quotas-for-schedule-i-and-ii-controlled-substances-and-assessment
Oxycodone (for sale) 108,510,000
Oxycodone (for conversion) 2,610,000
Hydrocodone (for sale) 58,410,000
Hydrocodone (for conversion) 122,000

 

Marshall McLuhan & Buckminster Fuller’s First Meeting on an Intellectual Cruise Around the Greek Islands | McLuhan Galaxy

useriscontent-july11mcluhan_fuller

Buckminster Fuller and Marshall McLuhan met for the first time after boarding the New Hellas in Athens for an eight-day boat trip around the Greek Islands. The two gurus of the electronic age had been invited on the trip, along with thirty-two other leading intellectuals from fourteen countries, by Constantinos Doxiadis, a Greek architect and urban planner. The idea was to have a symposion,” a radical mixing of intellectual activity and sensual pleasure as the boat traveled from island to island. Each morning, the group would have informal but intense discussions onboard about “the evolution of human settlements.” In the afternoon and evening, they would leave the boat to go swimming, visit famous historic sites, eat in restaurants, see performances, go dancing, and shop. High-level theoretical discourse was well lubricated with retsina and ouzo.

Full Story: Marshall McLuhan & Buckminster Fuller’s First Meeting on an Intellectual Cruise Around the Greek Islands

Magic Mushrooms and the Healing Trip | New Yorker

This is some fabulous reporting. A long and detailed article about the use and effect of psilocybin as a medicine for dealing with end-of-life issues around cancer care. Read the full article: The Trip Treatment.

McLuhan’s 1960 Report on Project in Understanding New Media | Norm Friesen

In the cryptic note at the top right (on p. 2), McLuhan writes to Harley Parker, with whom he later co-authored Through the Vanishing Point: Space in Poetry and Painting (1968) and Counterblast (1969). Parker also appears with McLuhan in the 28 min 1969 film Picnic in Space, directed by Bruce Bacon.

This text reflects McLuhan’s then-coalescing thought as it relates to both education and to multiple media forms; and the text serves as relatively direct and clearly-written precursor for the 1964 Understanding Media.

The full text of this report is available as a 7.5 Mb PDF file.

via McLuhan’s 1960 Report on Project in Understanding New Media | Norm Friesen.

Avant-Garde to Electric Kool-Aid With Beats In Between

reallyTheBluesThe book was first published in 1946. It’s by Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe and is about as Beat as anything I’ve ever read, although it predates the ‘Beats’ per se.  Mezz was a white clarinet player from Chicago who befriended ‘the race’ when sent
to reform school. He never really went back to white America. He became good friends with Louis Armstrong. He’s known as well for introducing weed to Harlem. It has a great index and an appendix of hipster lingo such as:
Beat: exhausted, broke
Bunk Habit: practice of lounging around while others smoke opium and inhaling the fumes
Collar a nod: get some sleep
Cop a Slave: get a job
Guage: marijuana

The book came to my attention when shortly after being dumfounded by the discovery of Lord Buckley (His Royal Hipness, Discovery 71001 on  cd) and his Be-bop stand up routines complete with weed references, recorded in 1951,  I exclaimed at a party- Where did he (and the obvious tradition he was a part of) come from? An old hoot (with all respect)  by the name of Oz  Janiger chimed in- “You need to read Really The Blues”. -Man!- this book is a missing link. It blew my mind. I guess mainly because it attaches the Beats backwards to the swing era and the beat Blacks who were floating  around underground making all kinds of wild music and language.

garretsAndPretendersWhile I’m at it,  from Really The Blues I go backwards with a book called Garrets and Pretenders- A History of Bohemianism in America by Albert Parry, written in 1933, and backwards from there to…

theBanquetYearsThe Banquet Years- Origins of the avant-garde in France 1885 to World War l, by Roger Shattuck. Is this where the Beats began?
Covers Alfred Jarry,  Henri Rousseau, Erik Satie, Guillaume Apollinaire and the zeitgeist of the day. Fascinating!

electricKoolaidAcidTestI go forward from the Beats to Kesey and his crew with Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, where we find our hero Neal Cassady behind the wheel of Furthur. Then Neal and Jack die and the whole thing sort of comes to an end for me. I mean, the thread of that tradition that you can trace back to the Montmartre of Paris in the 1880s. But you know, I’m older now, not paying as much attention. Can anyone point to where the juice went? My pet theory, ala McLuhan, is that now we live in Internet Culture and the global village and all that, so things are really quite different and we get Raves instead of Beat Movements.

My Lyric to Billy Strayhorn’s ‘Upper Manhattan Medical Group’ U.M.M.G.

Sky through window
Flowers at bedside
Nurse sing song reminds me of
Better days than…

Doctor’s orders
Feed intravenous
Friends come, soft sad looks on their
Loving faces

Hey, I may have left a song or two
At least I took the chance of loving you

Turn the lights out
It’s time to go
So long, goodbye
Goodbye so long

© John Humphrey 1999

Why Preschool Can Save The World

This is such a powerful piece of reporting. It actually answers the question: ‘What should we do?’
Planet Money
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/10/19/163256866/episode-411-why-preschool-can-save-the-world

On today’s show, we meet a self-described robber baron who decided to spend his billions on finger paint and changing tables. We revisit decades-long studies that found preschool made a huge difference in the lives of poor children. And we talk to a Nobel prize-winning economist who says that spending public money on preschool produces a huge return on investment.

 

Danny Kahneman Revisited: Thinking Fast And Slow

I’m a long time fan of Danny Kahneman. I collected as many links to Danny’s audio and video
talks as I could find back in May of 2008. It remains a good collection and I recommend you check
it out. In the meantime however, Danny released his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, and I’ve been
excited to read all the great reviews. Not only that, but Danny’s book tour resulted in quite a few
audio interviews. I’ve collected as much as I’ve found in this post and will updated it as more comes
in. Enjoy!

 

LessWrong.com: The Cognitive Science of Rationality 12 September 2011
Wired, Jonah Lehrer: The Science Of Irrationality October 18, 2011
The New York Times, Daniel Kahneman: Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence October 23, 2011
New York Post, Kyle Smith: Think vs. blink October 23, 2011
The New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer: Is Self-Knowledge Overrated? October 25, 2011
The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Shea: Daniel Kahneman’s Politics October 28, 2011
The Economist: Not so smart now Oct 29th 2011
The Chronicle, Evan R. Goldstein: The Anatomy of Influence November 8, 2011
Vanity Fair, Jaime Lalinde: The Quiz Daniel Kahneman Wants You to Fail November 8, 2011
Financial Times, William Easterly: Thinking, Fast and Slow November 5, 2011
The New York Times, Jim Holt: Two Brains Running November 25, 2011
Freakonomics: Daniel Kahneman Answers Your Questions November 28, 2011
Sam Harris: Thinking about Thinking November 29, 2011
The Boston Globe, Jesse Singal: ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman December 04, 2011
Cleveland.com, Karen R. Long: Daniel Kahneman makes ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow,’ a mind-blower December 11, 2011
The New York Review of Books, Freeman Dyson: How to Dispel Your Illusions December 22, 2011
The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman: Daniel Kahneman: ‘We’re beautiful devices’ 14 November 2011
The Independant: ‘We’re blind to our blindness.  24 November 2011
Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis: The King of Human Error December, 2011

The Marvels and the Flaws of Intuitive Thinking Edge Master Class 2011 (Danny on video for 1:21 + lengthy notes)

Audio
At the LSE Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman in conversation with Richard Layard November 15, 2011
New York Public Library Daniel Kahneman In Conversation with David Brooks December 16, 2011
Forum- A World of Ideas Making Better Judgements Daniel Kahneman,  Ngaire Woods,  Julian Baggini November 19, 2011

 

 

In Lieu of Christmas Presents 2011

So disheartening about the Greg Mortenson fiasco. Who knows where the lines in the sand are or what led Greg to cross them, but however you look at it, the fact is he lied!
This year our donations went again to…


One World Health
partners with government to manufacture drugs whose patents have expired but which remain affective for curing diseases.


Global Giving
vets and organizes a wide variety of projects.They will keep me in the loop as the projects develop.
AAVAZ
is a truly global network. It has over ten million members in 193 countries.
EFF
is a legal non-profit that works on behalf of internet freedom.

An Ear for an Eye

Duchamp Double Exposure

Marcel Duchamp. Double exposure. Photographer unknown.

Marshall McLuhan Centenary in Full Swing!

2011 marks the centenary of Canadian icon Marshall McLuhan’s birth and it’s being celebrated around the world. Especially I’d like to share two go-to sites for all things McLuhan this year.
Dr. Alex Kuskis’s McLuhan Galaxy
and
Marshall McLuhan Speaks with a great collection of video clips.

From "McLuhan For Beginners" by Terrence Gordon

Mike Daisey!

[Update 2012/01/14 Mike Daisey on This American Life!]

What a treat… stumbling upon a blazing, fully-formed force for consciousness.
With 16 shows behind him already I’m obviously coming to the party a little late
but what a find. Probably not since Bill Hicks have I found someone who so brilliantly
blends humor, insight, and activism. Go Mike!

How Theater Failed America

Full hour CSPAN interview around The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
(wherein he describes going to China and speaking with workers from the Foxconn
factory where all our gadgets are made).