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Offline MH

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Podcast Culture
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:25:04 pm »
On transit, and going to sleep at night I listen to 'podcasts'.

On transit, I like mentally stimulating and current events related information, so:

-WTF Podcast - interviews of artists
-Canadaland - the Canadian media and political landscape
-Radiolab - interesting stories from WNYC south of the border, basically a more interesting CBC

At night, I listen to old time radio shows which lull me to sleep.  There are too many shows to mention, but I like mystery, suspense, sci-fi.

I introduced 'A Logic Named Joe' here on another thread:
http://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/google-culture/

I'd be interested if someone gave that a listen....

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 08:48:32 am »
I like Sam Harris' podcast.   Also Joe Rogan can be good. 

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 12:38:03 pm »

I introduced 'A Logic Named Joe' here on another thread:
http://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/google-culture/

I'd be interested if someone gave that a listen....

I did.  I was impressed that it originally aired in 1955 and yet was so prescient for the turn of the century.   
“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 01:52:30 pm »
I like Sam Harris' podcast.   Also Joe Rogan can be good.

I don't often listen to podcasts, but I did listen to an episode of Sam Harris where he interviewed Megan Phelps, who was a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church and fled, along with her sister Grace.  Megan is a fascinating person with a compelling story, and it was a terrific interview.

I've listened to a bit of Joe Rogan.  He's also an interesting person. He has some interesting ideas about life and consciousness and the universe, but he seems to often veer into conspiratard territory, which is a big turn-off for me.

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 10:24:38 pm »
I don't often listen to podcasts, but I did listen to an episode of Sam Harris where he interviewed Megan Phelps, who was a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church and fled, along with her sister Grace.  Megan is a fascinating person with a compelling story, and it was a terrific interview.

I've listened to a bit of Joe Rogan.  He's also an interesting person. He has some interesting ideas about life and consciousness and the universe, but he seems to often veer into conspiratard territory, which is a big turn-off for me.

 -k

Agree completely about Rogan.  It really depends on the guest.  He's not the smartest guy, although he tries really hard!   He's entertaining and interesting. 

Al of Sam Harris' stuff is as good as the Phelps interview.   His stuff on A.I. is particularly interesting.  He has some great guests.