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Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Bello Collective: 100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016. “The best podcast episodes & audio journalism of the year, as chosen by the Bello Collective team (and friends).”

Lots of links to gread podcast episodes. I’ve been following Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? and How to be a Girl and have listened to the Radiolab episodes The Buried Bodies Case and Debatable as well as the Radiolab Spinoff Podcast, More Perfect. Also, this American Life episodes Tell Me I’m Fat, Anatomy of Doubt and My Damn Mind and HumaNature episode Hoofprints on the Heart.

Link via MetaFilter: Ear of the Year.

Along the same lines, check out the answers to this Ask MeFi: Favorite episodes of radio shows/podcasts.

Wouldn’t it be great to live in a library?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Atlas Obscura: Growing Up in a Library Is Exactly As Magical As You’d Imagine. “Ronald Clark and his daughter spent years living in one of New York City’s branch libraries.” By Sarah Laskow.

Link via dangerousmeta.

Physics can be broadly broken down into three parts

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Dominic Walliman: The Map of Physics. Direct link to the map itself.

Dominic Walliman is a physicist and science writer and the author of the Professor Astro Cat science books.

Some links via MetaFilter: (Includes the Chasm of Ignorance).

William Shakespeare didn’t work alone

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Deutsche Welle: Big data reveals Shakespeare co-authored 17 of his plays. “Shakespeare got help in writing 17 of his world-famous plays – including from his supposed arch rival Christopher Marlowe. The mixed authorship was revealed in a new edition of his works that relied on big data.”

Wood Wide Web

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Peter Wohlleben auf SWR4: Das geheime Leben der Bäume. (YouTube, knapp 18 Minuten)

“Bäume sprechen miteinander, sie haben ein kollektives Gedächtnis. Klingt unglaublich, ist aber wissenschaftlich belegt. SWR4 Redakteur Lars Michael Storm und Filmemacher Beat von Stein haben Förster Peter Wohlleben in seinem Wald getroffen.”

Das gleichnamige Buch habe ich vor einer Weile gelesen und fand es sehr informativ und interessant. Leseempfehlung!

Siehe auch Peter Wohlleben im Dialog mit Michael Krons am 08.11.2015 (YouTube, 35 Minuten).