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Beyond Politics => General Discussion => Topic started by: MH on June 16, 2017, 12:25:04 pm

Title: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH 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....

Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 18, 2017, 08:48:32 am
I like Sam Harris' podcast.   Also Joe Rogan can be good. 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: guest4 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.   
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: kimmy 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.

 -k
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid 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. 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 15, 2017, 05:14:44 am
http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

Wife and I now listen to this guy, Scooter, who rambles on about nothing in an almost-monotone and half-amusing voice.  Faves so far: "Lake Ontario, can I call you 'Teri' ?"

It's the kind of thing that you need when you can't get to sleep and need something to... zzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: JMT on December 15, 2017, 10:16:28 am
I like listening to the BBC World News podcast.  I also subscribe to The World at 6 from CBC, Ideas, Ted Talks, and all that shit.  I like to pretend I'm cultured.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 21, 2017, 05:13:35 am
https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/fan-show-theories.htm

This is GREAT !

If you liked:

Saved by the bell
Murder She Wrote
St. Elsewhere
Gilligan's Island
The Jetsons/Flintstones

You have to listen to these crazy fan theories....
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on February 01, 2018, 05:57:47 am
http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

Cure for insomnia PLUS a new narrative art form unlike any other.  Middle-aged nerd culture and the digitization of meandering mentality.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on February 01, 2018, 06:00:47 am
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-podcast-that-tells-ingeniously-boring-bedtime-stories-to-help-you-fall-asleep
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on March 20, 2018, 06:24:23 am
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-898-david-mamet

@Kimmy - David Mamet, ostensibly one of America's great writers, on the mic. 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: bcsapper on March 20, 2018, 08:34:40 pm
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-898-david-mamet

@Kimmy - David Mamet, ostensibly one of America's great writers, on the mic.

 Glengarry Glen Ross was brilliant, but it made it obvious that Mamet had never been part of any working class group.  No-one swears like that.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on March 20, 2018, 09:07:40 pm
Glengarry Glen Ross was brilliant, but it made it obvious the Mamet had never been part of any working class group.  No-one swears like that.

Listen to the show.  He sold carpeting and other things on the phone.  I saw it right away when I viewed the film, as I have done that also.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on April 05, 2018, 05:49:22 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVDrcIUNGuE

Norm MacDonald.  Two hours and eight minutes.  I listened to all of it.  He's fascinating.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on August 29, 2018, 06:57:37 am
http://www.sleepwithmepodcast.com/

Wife and I now listen to this guy, Scooter, who rambles on about nothing in an almost-monotone and half-amusing voice.  Faves so far: "Lake Ontario, can I call you 'Teri' ?"

It's the kind of thing that you need when you can't get to sleep and need something to... zzzzzzzzz

Scooter has been reminiscing about the NY state fair of late - great for quick zzzzzs. 

GET ENOUGH SLEEP.  I get 7 hours a night minimum and naps too:

https://www.businessinsider.com/sleep-deprivation-increases-heart-disease-risk-2018-8
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 19, 2018, 06:15:20 am
https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/127-the-crime-machine-part-i

This is a must listen.  The management approach behind attacking NY's crime rate in the 1990s.

This is a great illustration of the boom/bust cycle of "managing to numbers". 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 14, 2018, 05:31:40 am
https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/132-negative-mount-pleasant#episode-player

Really interesting takedown of how governments offer too many incentives to bring industry to depressed areas.  In this case it's Foxconn and Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 24, 2018, 07:53:08 am
https://piie.com/experts/peterson-perspectives/trade-talks-episode-66-paul-krugman-talks-trade

Listen to that and you will learn more about global trade.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 26, 2018, 12:17:46 pm
https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/132-negative-mount-pleasant#episode-player

Really interesting takedown of how governments offer too many incentives to bring industry to depressed areas.  In this case it's Foxconn and Wisconsin.

I was reading about the Foxconn debacle back in September or October... prior to the election.  Gov. Walker had given Foxconn so much in incentives and tax breaks and so-on to build a new plant in Wisconsin that it had become widely viewed as a boondoggle... something that was supposed to be a signature piece for Walker's administration became something that was so negatively viewed that they weren't even talking about it in their re-election campaign.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/29/18027032/foxconn-wisconsin-plant-jobs-deal-subsidy-governor-scott-walker

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The size of the subsidy was stunning. It was far and away the largest in Wisconsin history and the largest government handout to a foreign company ever given in America. Like most states, Wisconsin had given subsidies to companies in the past, but never higher than $35,000 per job. Foxconn’s subsidy was $230,000 per job.

...

As the size of the subsidy has steadily increased to a jaw-dropping $4.1 billion, Foxconn has repeatedly changed what it plans to do, raising doubts about the number of jobs it will create. Instead of the promised Generation 10.5 plant, Foxconn now says it will build a much smaller Gen 6 plant, which would require one-third of the promised investment, although the company insists it will eventually hit the $10 billion investment target. And instead of a factory of workers building panels for 75-inch TVs, Foxconn executives now say the goal is to build “ecosystem” of buzzwords called “AI 8K+5G” with most of the manufacturing done by robots.

...

Back when the subsidy was $3 billion, Wisconsin’s non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated that it would take until 2043 for taxpayers to recoup the subsidy. This long payback period was due to Walker and Republicans effectively cutting the state’s corporate income tax for manufacturers to zero in 2011. This meant the subsidies to Foxconn would not be a tax write-off, but billions in cash that would be paid back by state income taxes paid by Foxconn workers. At $4.1 billion, the payback date for the state was likely 2050 or later.

Some doubt the subsidy will ever actually be recouped. “Realistically, the payback period for a $100,000 per job deal is not 20 years, not 42 years, but somewhere between hundreds of years and never,” wrote Jeffrey Dorfman, an economics professor at the University of Georgia, in a story for Forbes. “At $230,000 [or more] per job, there is no hope of recapturing the state funds spent.” And this was before the subsidy had risen to $4.1 billion, or about $315,000 per job.

Some of these jobs being created may actually be filled by imported workers from China.  This article also mentions Foxconn having been given 1000 acres of land for free. There's a video of a morbidly obese Wisconsin family who find themselves facing relocation as the state uses "eminent domain" to secure the land needed.

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/06/scott-walker-foxconn-chinese-workers

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Today's news that Foxconn will likely import workers from China to fill jobs at the Wisconsin plant should be another warning sign to politicians who go all-in to land a major employer in their town, city, or state. Once the deal is inked and the taxpayers are holding the bag, plans can (and do) change for reasons that may not have been anticipated or included in the original arrangement. Wisconsin would be better off with lower tax rates for everyone, instead of subsidizing a giant employer. I'm sure the cities vying to host the second Amazon headquarters are paying attention, right?



 -k
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 26, 2018, 03:46:14 pm
Some of that is in the podcast but wow.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 28, 2018, 03:55:32 am
I've never really gotten into podcasts. If the idea is just to get information, I'd rather read, because I can read a lot faster than people can talk and I can go back to review if something wasn't clear the first time.

The few times I've found a podcast to be worth the time was when it was interviews with interesting guests. The one that sticks in my head is Sam Harris (the atheist) interviewing Megan Phelps (from the Westboro Baptist Church) and her telling the story of her gradual deconversion and leaving the church (literally in the middle of the night, with her little sister Grace along with her.)  That was absolutely fascinating to listen to. I already knew most of the story, but hearing Megan tell it in her own words, with Harris asking the kinds of things that as a fellow atheist I wanted to know as well, was better than reading it.

But for the most part, I've just never gotten into podcasts. The Joe Rogan Experience is apparently wildly popular.  I've never tried it myself. I gather that it's best enjoyed with a bong full of the finest chiba-chiba.   I listened to a Canadaland podcast once, and felt like it was the same kind of back-and-forth you'd see on a message board thread, except that I couldn't jump in and hit the reply button.

Are there other podcasts that I should try?

 -k
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 28, 2018, 07:03:06 am
Reply-All is pretty fun.  It's like an aural documentary.  The format works well for commuting or doing housework while listening.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 28, 2018, 02:14:03 pm
https://www.canadalandshow.com/shows/thunder-bay/

I'm listening to this one... not an easy listen.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: ?Impact on December 28, 2018, 02:23:28 pm
I've never really gotten into podcasts. If the idea is just to get information, I'd rather read, because I can read a lot faster than people can talk and I can go back to review if something wasn't clear the first time.

A few years back, I was spending a lot of time on the road and listened to a lot of podcasts because reading and driving don't mix. Perhaps now with satellite radio things are better, but finding an interesting local station that wasn't 90% commercials was always a chore. These days most of my driving is within range of Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto broadcast stations I am familiar with, but still they seem to be very heavy on the advertising. It is just that I am only on the road a few times a year so getting into podcasts has too much overhead.  I agree however that reading is generally preferable.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 28, 2018, 09:20:06 pm
Pls start a Satellite Radio Culture thread 😀
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on August 23, 2019, 07:31:57 am
https://www.tradetalkspodcast.com/podcast/97-watching-chinas-human-rights/

Great visit with Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch.

This is a comprehensive survey of China's behaviour in the realm of Human Rights.  Listen and be informed.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on September 14, 2019, 05:01:21 pm
I love ideas... really love them

https://hbr.org/2018/01/podcast-ideacast

Harvard Business Review has a 'business' focus but still lots of interesting things in there.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on September 18, 2019, 07:39:36 am
MUST LISTEN.

Capitalism and Environmentalism are on the same team, when framed as partners in cost (and therefore material & energy) reduction.

https://hbr.org/ideacast/2019/09/dematerialization-and-what-it-means-for-the-economy-and-climate-change
 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 04, 2019, 06:45:14 am
I'm only 1/2 way through this but it seems to be a practical assessment of the impact of television on North American (and perhaps general) politics over the past 40 years.  In other words, from the 3-network era of politics that began its dominance with the Kennedy Nixon debate, and started to move into Cable news... to the 'single channel single viewer' landscape of today.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/politics-podcast-how-tvs-evolution-explains-todays-politics/

Startling to me that it fully subsumes McLuhan theory without feeling at all eccentric or overly academic. 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 13, 2019, 03:19:36 pm
https://soundcloud.com/harpersmagazine/conditions-of-impeachment

Just discovered Harpers podcast.  This one is a discussion of experts on how no constitution can really prevent a Trump... take a listen
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on October 13, 2019, 06:05:02 pm
https://soundcloud.com/harpersmagazine/conditions-of-impeachment

Just discovered Harpers podcast.  This one is a discussion of experts on how no constitution can really prevent a Trump... take a listen

You can't prevent someone from breaking the law when you don't know they're going to do it on a phone call.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 13, 2019, 06:36:47 pm
You can't prevent someone from breaking the law when you don't know they're going to do it on a phone call.

You can't prevent people from breaking the law, generally, but you also can't bulletproof all your institutions against subversion which is more to the point.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid on October 13, 2019, 10:11:42 pm
Some serious experts on American law/constitution on that podcast.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 28, 2019, 07:37:27 am
Must listen - analysis of #metoo, Ghomeshi, the concept of 'moving on' and the role of the press 2 years later.

https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/300-an-argument-with-robyn-doolittle/

Her views are nuanced and a signifier of an evolution based on our collective experience, or at least hers

And this is what might happen from this podcast:

1. It's ignored, not generally known (80% chance)
2. Cited by some but incorrectly, either vilification by MRAs or outrage by Social Justice pursuers (15% chance)
3. Adopted, absorbed and established as a new collective view on this problem (5% chance)
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 29, 2019, 06:04:41 pm
@kimmy

https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/47-is-scheer-done/

Western Alienation discussed on OPPO.  I'm interested in your take on Jen Gersten's points.  Also - skip the begging for money at the top start at 28:37 or so.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid on October 29, 2019, 07:59:49 pm
@kimmy

https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/47-is-scheer-done/

Western Alienation discussed on OPPO.  I'm interested in your take on Jen Gersten's points.  Also - skip the begging for money at the top start at 28:37 or so.

They beg for money for 28 minutes???
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid on October 29, 2019, 08:32:03 pm
@kimmy

https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/47-is-scheer-done/

Western Alienation discussed on OPPO.  I'm interested in your take on Jen Gersten's points.  Also - skip the begging for money at the top start at 28:37 or so.

The podcast was more whining on Alberta’s behalf...   myths about how the feds are against them...   and a strange admission that it may not be a rational viewpoint.     ???

Their viewpoint was schizophrenic and/or Albertan nationalism.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 29, 2019, 08:46:28 pm
There's a section before that where they talk about Scheer and you can gauge their strategic abilities on that.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid on October 29, 2019, 08:52:13 pm
There's a section before that where they talk about Scheer and you can gauge their strategic abilities on that.

Got it...  i figured it out.   ;D

I listened to the whole thing. The Wexit part was painful.   “That equalization...   what a fucked up system”

OK...  that’s a talking point, not an actual argument. 
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 30, 2019, 06:32:26 am
The best part of the podcast was the weighing of the Scheer scenarios but I thought our kimmy would relate to Jen's position/emotion on "Wexit"

(as I saw elsewhere, "Wexit" so named because Brexit is going so well  :D )
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: kimmy on October 30, 2019, 09:42:23 am
Given my feelings regarding "the best take on the Yaniv situation", I don't have high hopes for this one. I'll give it a listen when I've got a moment. 

 -k
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 30, 2019, 12:39:19 pm
Well the podcast is not about one issue... There are perspectives...
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 02, 2019, 02:56:40 pm
@kimmy

https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/47-is-scheer-done/

Western Alienation discussed on OPPO.  I'm interested in your take on Jen Gersten's points.  Also - skip the begging for money at the top start at 28:37 or so.

I listened, and found myself completely in agreement with Jen Gerson.  Aside from articulating the emotion behind it, she is also on point in saying that not coming to Alberta with any sort of positive vision for the future was a big failure on the Liberals' part.

The Scheer/Kenney plan for the future is "we'll keep doing what we used to do and hope that business picks up".  Things might never go back to the way they used to be, but people are clinging to hope.

Singh and May's plan for what happens to Albertans after the fossil fuel industry is closed down? "Retraining."  Retraining isn't a promise, it's a threat. Retraining is what happens to you when your life falls apart and you have no choice but to start over from square one.  You're going to get retraining, you're going to sell your house at a huge loss, you're going to move to Toronto or Montreal or Vancouver where most of these new green jobs are going to happen, and you're going to compete for those new green jobs against kids just out of college with degrees and fresh skills. That's terrifying.  Telling people you're going to shut down the industry that provides their livelihood is like telling them you're going to cut off their arm but you'll make sure they get really good medical care afterward. It's a terrifying message for voters.

People have been talking about "diversification" since the 1980s, but nobody ever really has a plan to make it happen. Coming to Alberta with a credible plan for diversification would give people an alternative to "keep what we're doing and hope things change".

The podcast was more whining on Alberta’s behalf...   myths about how the feds are against them...   and a strange admission that it may not be a rational viewpoint.     ???

Their viewpoint was schizophrenic and/or Albertan nationalism.

She was trying to explain the feeling and perception. This isn't a rational issue, it's largely driven by emotion and resentment that goes back decades.  If everything was done rationally, Brexit wouldn't have happened. Quebec separatism isn't rational, but it's real.  As she mentioned, there is a history that goes back decades. Before Trudeau the second, before Trudeau the first, before oil was an industry.  Trying to explain the long-held feeling of mistrust and cynicism to outsiders is probably pointless. People aren't rational.  If you're interested in trying to understand why the Liberal (and Green and NDP) messaging fails so badly in Alberta, listening to Jen Gerson might help.

Nonetheless, she made some key points about trying to bridge the gap. Appointing a replacement Amarjeet Sohi to represent Albertans in cabinet isn't going to help.  Appointing a senator or a mayor as some sort of token won't win peoples' trust.  Nobody in Alberta was ever under the impression that Amarjeet Sohi was an advocate for them. The idea that Sohi was in cabinet didn't make people sleep easier at night.  If the Liberals appoint somebody to cabinet on behalf of Alberta, that person is just going to be perceived as a token, a diversity hire, an affirmative action quota, a meaningless gesture, and a lapdog. Not a genuine advocate for Alberta. People in Alberta won't respect that at all.  The Liberals are going to have to deal with Jason Kenney, because at the moment he's the person who Albertans have chosen to advocate on their behalf.


 -k
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: the_squid on November 03, 2019, 01:34:49 pm
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This isn't a rational issue

No, it isn’t.   These people are idiots. 



(https://i.cbc.ca/1.5346033.1572753728!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/edmonton-wexit-rally.jpg)
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on November 14, 2019, 07:20:05 pm
No one seems wiser to me than a reasonably realistic Marxist....

https://player.fm/series/big-ideas-video/leo-panitch-on-the-lessons-of-marxism

This lecture is from 11 years ago, from just after the economic crisis.  Thus, Panitch's point that the crisis (and no crisis) will bring Marxism really rings home.  He's also very realistic about the daunting power of capitalism...
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 06, 2019, 06:32:16 am
Great lecture from EIGHT YEARS AGO on how we think of 'knowledge' and how Social Media et. al. makes us realize the flaws in our collective concepts.

https://podbay.fm/podcast/336356622/e/1350100800

Fascinating
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 07, 2019, 07:42:28 am
Has anyone ever listened to one of these ?  Ping here if you have.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: ?Impact on December 07, 2019, 02:17:37 pm
Has anyone ever listened to one of these ?  Ping here if you have.

The odd one or two, but most no.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 07, 2019, 04:27:16 pm
The odd one or two, but most no.

Well they are substantial listens. 

I didn't expect more than one or two - so I'll keep posting them in case anyone finds them worthwhile.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 09, 2019, 08:07:56 am
I generally don't listen to podcasts. When I'm working, they're a distraction and when I'm not working, I would rather drink myself into a coma and watch mindless entertainment.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 09, 2019, 08:24:37 am
I generally don't listen to podcasts. When I'm working, they're a distraction and when I'm not working, I would rather drink myself into a coma and watch mindless entertainment.

Cyber - don't drink too much.  It's not healthy.

There's such a thing as 'dead time' when you want to listen to something while doing low-engagement tasks, like sitting on a streetcar (or whatever Windsor has) or in a car, or doing the dishes.

I offer these to you as an option for your benefit only - these podcasts have enhanced my life greatly.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 09, 2019, 09:49:04 am
Cyber - don't drink too much.  It's not healthy.

There's such a thing as 'dead time' when you want to listen to something while doing low-engagement tasks, like sitting on a streetcar (or whatever Windsor has) or in a car, or doing the dishes.

I offer these to you as an option for your benefit only - these podcasts have enhanced my life greatly.
I appreciate that you post them even if I haven't gotten around to listening to them. I should make the time to check them out.

Also, I live in New Brunswick now. lol
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 09, 2019, 09:51:33 am
Oh and I don't drink too much. I drink just enough.

I kid...I've been exploring the world of whisk(e)y lately. I'm starting to develop the nose and palate for the nuances they have, which is pretty exciting. I like to appreciate a good scotch. I don't generally drink to get blackout drunk.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 09, 2019, 10:31:51 am
Also, I live in New Brunswick now. lol

Soooo sorry....

JK I have three - THREE - friends who located to Bear River, St. John and environs
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on December 10, 2019, 07:35:53 am
Ashley Frawley is a new one I'm listening to.  Free thinking, Canadian, First Nations and (I think) a powerhouse.

She looks at the world from the back-end of having gone through too much therapy as a youth.  The self-help, and egotistic west is the root of problems to her.  It makes her left but with talking points that speak to the right as well.  Although she would construct institutions that don't punish people for their flaws, which is left.

Fascinating to me, and the one flaw I can say is that she leaves the listener behind with her quickness and maybe doesn't back up her points enough.

It really gets going in the last 20 minutes...

https://podcasts.apple.com/gh/podcast/zero-squared-222-humanism-in-the-age-of-trump/id312640499?i=1000459049619
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on September 10, 2020, 08:41:00 am
@cybercoma - what chu lookin' for ?  :D

Let's have a chat about podcasts - the best thing that happened to accompany you cleaning the kitchen since the invention of the wife.

( Read that again, it's NOT sexist  :P)
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: cybercoma on September 10, 2020, 08:49:02 am
@cybercoma - what chu lookin' for ?  :D

Let's have a chat about podcasts - the best thing that happened to accompany you cleaning the kitchen since the invention of the wife.

( Read that again, it's NOT sexist  :P)
It leans on stereotypes and subverts expectations. Good nuanced humour. Kudos to you.

I'm not really looking for anything in particular. I've been enjoying Philosophize This and Thinking Allowed (BBC 4). I enjoy a good academic podcast, but not pulp things like TED has become. I dunno. I'm fussy as hell.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on September 10, 2020, 09:27:10 am
Hmmmm....

If you can take hard-left podcasts, 'zero books' Douglas Lain has a bunch of amateurishly produced but super-thinky discussion on politics that leans heavily  on philosophy.  Maybe surprisingly, it's a little anti-woke at times but they have some interesting takes on the politics of the day.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: cybercoma on September 10, 2020, 11:48:45 am
I'll check it out for sure. If it scratches the itch, I'll subscribe.

Edit: Looks like it's not on iTunes but is a YouTube channel, so that's good.
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on September 10, 2020, 12:14:40 pm
@cybercoma

I use castbox to search and play podcasts
Title: Re: Podcast Culture
Post by: MH on October 08, 2020, 09:09:10 am
https://samharris.org/podcasts/218-welcome-cult-factory/

Sam Harris has a good discussion on the impact of phones.  I don't like the tendency to moralize a medium.. to impart good/bad on a piece of equipment, but the devil's advocate role Harris plays provides a good back-and-forth to examine plusses and minusses.

I'm being swayed now.