Playlist · by rd.prabhu
44 episodes, 34 hours 14 mins
EPISODE 38 Monster in the Darkness
What I am going to tell you is one of the craziest serial killer stories that you have never heard of. And there are very good reason why most people have never heard of this. In 1942, Death stalked London. Death came from the sky in the form of German bombs. And on the ground it came in the form of the blackout ripper—this is the name by which the monster came to be known. But publicizing the infamous activities of the Blackout Ripper is not something that was in the best interest of the nation at that time. The reaction of the citizens of London in the face of the German Blitz, the bombing campaign unleashed by the German Luftwaffe, has always been portrayed in heroic terms. The traditional version tells us that tough British people took the bombing in strides. They’d get bombed all night only to emerge with a smile in the morning ready to go to work as if nothing had happened. In part this was certainly true, many British people displayed incredible courage and resilience in th...
#482: The Power of Penmanship
In the 21st century, most of our written communication is done through typing on a computer or tapping digital buttons on a smartphone screen. But my guest today argues that we can increase our sense of humanity and our connection to the physicalworldand to other people by rediscovering the lost art of putting a real pen to real paper. His name is Michael Sull. He’s a master penman, penmanship instructor, and the author of several penmanship books. Today on the podcast, I talk to Michael about what it takes to become a master penman and what exactly a master penman does for a living. Michael then takes us on a tour of the history of cursive handwriting, including insights into how culture has influenced handwriting styles throughout the ages and why penmanship has declined in the modern day. Michael then makes a case for why people should start writing in cursive again, how to get started with improving your handwriting, and why there’s nothing like getting a handwritten note in t...
Episode 327: Julie Snyder
Julie Snyder, one of the first producers at This American Life, is the co-creator of Serial and S-Town.
Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone's Head
As a writer of profiles, Larissa MacFarquhar is granted the privilege of listening to, learning from, and sharing the stories of extraordinary thinkers like Derik Parfit, Noam Chomsky, Hilary Mantel, and Paul Krugman. And she’s often drawn to write about the individual thinking behind extreme altruism, dementia care, and whether to stay in a small town. Motivating her is a desire to place readers inside someone’s head: to see what they see and to think how they think. In their dialogue, Larissa and Tyler discuss the thinking and thinkers behind her profiles, essays, and books, including notions of moral luck, exit vs voice, the prose of Kenneth Tynan, why altruistic heroes are mainly found in genre fiction, why she avoids describing physical appearances in her writing, the circumstances that push humans to live more extraordinary lives, what today has in common with the 1890s, and more. Transcript and links Follow Larissa on Twitter Follow Tyler on Twitter More CWT goodness: Faceb...
Season 1 Episode 1 - The Bane of Rudyard
On the overlooked Channel Island of Piffling, obstinate undertaker Rudyard Funn runs his family’s failing funeral parlour. But when new and sexy undertaker Eric Chapman sets up shop across the square and becomes an immediate sensation, Rudyard realises he’ll have to take drastic steps to stay in business. || Become a Piffling islander! Find Wooden Overcoats on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram to see what other listeners are saying, and let us know you think. Or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you.
One Time Snooze
Robin is a chronic snoozer. She's constantly late for work, sleeping in for upwards of two hours. She's also been keeping an elaborate secret since high school.
Are you just six handshakes away from every other person on Earth? Two mathematicians set out to prove we’re all connected. You have probably heard the phrase “six degrees of separation,” the idea that you’re connected to everyone else on Earth by a chain of just six people. It has inspired a Broadway play, a film nerd’s game, called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”...and even a No Doubt song! But is it true? In the ‘90s, two mathematicians set out to discover just how connected we really are—and ended up launching a new field of science in the process. Annie holds one of Milgram’s “Letter Experiment” mailings sent to June Shields in Wichita, Kansas. Accessed at the Yale University archives. (Credit: Elah Feder) A version of psychologist Stanley Milgram’s “Letter Experiment” mailings. “Could you, as an active American, contact another American citizen regardless of his walk of life?” Milgram and his team wrote. They asked for recipients' help in finding out. Accessed at...
001 Age of Empires
We take a brief look at the world as it is on 1 January 1901--the birthday of the twentieth century.
Searching for my sister: America's missing indigenous women
Every year, thousands of Native American women are reported missing across the US. Many are never found and the murder rate of indigenous women is higher than for any other race in the country. Reporter Kate Hodal investigates. Plus: author Mike Carter on retracing his father’s steps on a walk from Liverpool to London. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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#130 The Snapchat Thief
This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates. Michael Bazzell's Podcast The complete Security and Privacy Podcast Steps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect Himself How to port your phone number Password Manager Google Authenticator Yubikey Michael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websites Sudo Stories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/Motherboard By Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai The SIM Hijackers How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks ‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone Numbers How Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM Cards Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars Cops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency By Joseph Cox 'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Steal...
Trolls and politics: Swati Chaturvedi on India’s online trolls
Swati Chaturvedi talks about her book, I Am A Troll, discussing India's online hate mobs and their connections to political parties.
The story of our ancestors, with Tony Joseph
Tony Joseph on the first modern humans who reached the Indian subcontinent nearly 65,000 years ago.
Crocs: From Punchline to Fashion Line
For years, Crocs were ridiculed as America’s ugliest shoes. The’ve been called “pock-faced,” “plastic hoofs,” and the “garden gnome of fashion.” But now, they're actual fashion, thanks to some help from top name designers and celebrities. Crocs are in. How did that happen? PLUS: Are Crocs edible?
An International Amazon Mystery
Danielle wanted a copy of "Pride and Prejudice," so she clicked the top result on Amazon. The book that came in the mail was too big with type that was too small. The introduction was laughable. The story of how this book came to be took us halfway around the world.
Ira Glass: The Man Who Launched a Thousand Podcasts
In November 1995, Ira Glass quietly launched the first episode of This American Life. The rest, as they say, is history. Today his show is a colossal success and Ira Glass is a household name. But in the intervening two decades, Ira has left an indelible mark on the industry by helping to shape hundreds of podcasts and as well as hundreds of podcasters—including Alex. On this episode, Alex sits down with his mentor and former boss to talk about the early days at This American Life, what Ira taught Alex, and how being a good boss means learning to set people free. Without Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg and produced by Molly Messick and Sarah Platt. Devon Taylor and Alex Blumberg edited this episode. The episode was mixed by Jarrett Floyd and Peter Leonard. Music by Bobby Lord. Thanks to our sponsor, Cole Haan. You can hear more of Alex and other Gimlet hosts in conversation at ExtraordinariesOnTheMic.com, produced in partnership with Cole Haan.
The Secret Early Lives of Sam Esmail
Director and screenwriter Sam Esmail’s TV series Mr. Robot was an immediate hit when it premiered in 2015, turning him into one of the most in-demand showrunners in Hollywood. But he didn’t have an easy path to that point. Sam was 38 by the time Mr. Robot launched. He’d worked all kinds of jobs -- including a stint as a startup founder -- and seen all kinds of setbacks. Sam tells Alex about the stuff that came before, and about why he couldn’t quit trying to make movies, even when success was a long way off.
Send me home: what should happen to the Isis wives?
Hoda Muthana, an American who joined Isis four years ago, now wants to return home. The Guardian’s Martin Chulov describes his time at al-Hawl refugee camp, where an estimated 1,500 foreign women and children are seeking safety. And: Polly Toynbee on the split within the Labour party. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit theguardian.com/todayinfocus/support
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George Weah: The footballing president
George Weah, former World Footballer of the Year and star of AC Milan, Chelsea and Monaco, was elected president of Liberia in a landslide victory just over a year ago. Having been raised in one of Liberia’s worst slums, many saw him as a man who understood the needs of the poor. But some now doubt that he will deliver on campaign promises to help lift people out of poverty. Mike Thomson, who was granted a rare interview with the President, reports from Monrovia.
Bonus Bag Man, Episode 1: An Unsettling Secret
He was brash. Politically incorrect. An “outsider” political candidate who rose to the White House, out of nowhere, with a reputation as a “counter-puncher.” But Vice President Spiro Agnew was also something else… an active criminal whose secrets were about to be exposed. What happens when a “counter-puncher” in the White House suddenly sees his political future directly threatened by investigators inside his own Justice Department? Reference links, transcripts and more at MSNBC.com/BagMan. Contact us via e-mail at BagManPod@gmail.com.
How to build good habits with James Clear
In this episode, James talks about how to build great habits and break bad habits. This is a must listen to interview folks!
In his latest book, Stubborn Attachments, Tyler Cower lays out a moral vision for the future. He joins Amit Varma in episode 106 of The Seen and the Unseen to explain why future lives matter as much as present ones, and why our priorities should be centered around sustainable economic growth constrained by negative rights. Also check out: Stubborn Attachmentsby Tyler Cowen. Marginal Revolution. The Marginal Revolution University Reasons and Personsby Derek Parfit. The Odysseyby Homer, translated by Emily Wilson You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android:https://ivm.today/android or iOS:https://ivm.today/ios
Understanding Gandhi. Part 1: Mohandas
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most fascinating characters in history: complex, misunderstood, deeply impactful. Ramachandra Guha, author of two acclaimed biographies of the man, joins Amit Varma in episode 104 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the first 45 years of Gandhi's life, before he returned to India to catalyse the Indian freedom struggle. Do check out: Ramachandra Guha's books on Gandhi,Gandhi Before India andGandhi: The Years That Changed the World. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android:https://goo.gl/tGYdU1or iOS:https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website athttp://www.ivmpodcasts.com
The Qualities Every Good Leader Should Have | Interview On Jen Morgan's A Call To Lead
This interview I did a short while back with President of SAP North America & Asia Pacific's Jen Morgan on her new podcast, A Call To Lead. One thing I really focused on heavily in this interview was the qualities I believe that every good leader should possess, especially when you're the CEO of a company - there's a lot in here for everyone, and I'd really appreciate it if you listened <3 It'd mean a ton if you'd check out Jen's podcast, over athttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-call-to-lead/id1437805769?mt=2
Outside Looking In
A man falls in love with a mysterious woman... in a painting. And a note slipped into the back pocket of someone's jeans leads to a surprising late-night encounter. Plus, Lu's grandparents document their lives in very unique Polaroids.
A Class in ‘Dreyer’s English’
Benjamin Dreyer discusses his best-selling book about writing, and Thomas Mallon discusses “Landfall,” his new novel about the presidential administration of George W. Bush.
#51 Celeste Headlee: The Dying Art of Conversation
Speaker, author and radio journalist Celeste Headlee has had decades of experience fine tuning the recipe for engaging and rewarding conversation. She shares some tips to help us instantly improve our conversational skills and meaningfully connect with others. PREMIUM: Support the podcast, get ad-free episodes, transcripts, and so much more: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/
Best Of (Part 1) with Katy Brand
In this special edition, Katy Brand selects some of the best bits from past episodes featuring Johnny Marr, Romesh Ranganathan, Ruby Wax, Tim Peake, Zadie Smith, Sebastian Faulkes, William Boyd, Jeff Kinney, Michael Palin, Pat Barker and Caitlin Moran.#PenguinPodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The chicken and the egg
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The Square and the Tower, by Niall Ferguson
Ad free availableNiall Ferguson, perhaps the most famous historian of our generation, offers yet another breakthrough in his latest work, The Square and the Tower. Through groundbreaking research, Ferguson reveals how social networks, from the Freemasons of the middle ages to Facebook in the 21st century, disrupt established hierarchies to divert the course of history, both for better and for worse.Join me at patreon.com/context for ad-free episodes and bonus content.Visit https://bradharris.com to learn more.
The American Women Who Joined ISIS
They left to join the so-called caliphate and took an oath of allegiance to a terrorist group intent on destroying the West. Now they want to come home. What should the United States do with the American wives of Islamic State fighters? Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism and the Islamic State for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves
New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Dreyer talks about his pet peeves, how he found his voice, why his book largely ignores AP style, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS Capterra: http://capterra.com/grammar Native: http://nativedeodorant.comcode GRAMMAR AP Style Webinar: http://ow.ly/1Z7030nuTU0 Grammar Girl Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/grammargirlsurvey GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL
Ep 158: Copy Legends Head to Head John Carlton and Clayton Makepeace
John Carlton and Clayton Makepeace have both enjoyed 30+ year careers. They are, in some ways, very different people. But they both have a lot to say about the craft of copywriting. In this episode, we’ll find the threads that unite their seemingly elusive level of ability, and get them to go deeper into their process.
Ep 162: Laura Belgray - The Email Style That Out-Converts Every Other Guru In Your Space
Laura Belgray reveals her email process that out-converts most gurus and the secret “revenue driving” power that fuels her emails.
#1236 - Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey is a computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber, plus Fortune CEO Alan Murray
Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about selling their company to Spotify. Then later in the show, Fortune Media Group CEO Alan Murray sits down with Peter to talk about selling Fortune to a Thai billionaire and navigating its transition into new digital challenges. In the Gimlet interview: "We didn't leak the story, I don't know who did"; Blumberg and Lieber's interactions with Gimlet staff since Recode's scoop on Friday; why the acquisition makes sense; how Spotify became a distribution partner and when acquisition talks started; could Gimlet have remained independent?; how much did Blumberg and Lieber's ability to personally profit influence the decision to sell?; listeners who invested in Gimlet's crowdfunding seed round will see a return; will Gimlet's existing shows become Spotify exclusives? And in the Murray interview: Fortune's acquisition and the end of Time Inc.; why it's hard to destroy legacy media brands; why it would be a p...
Truthful Not Neutral (with Christiane Amanpour)
Christiane Amanpour is an award-winning journalist and Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company, a CNN, PBS and WNET collaboration that features conversations with leaders and influencers across the globe. Christiane and Preet discuss:Her career as an international correspondent covering war zonesThe difference between being truthful and neutralHow to prepare for an interview with a dictatorReporting on the trial of Saddam Hussein in 1995 References and supplemental materials The Q&A and the ButtonThe National Emergencies ActTrump’s press conference where he declares a National EmergencyMulti-state lawsuit challenging Trump’s National Emergency declarationAn article in the Washington Post on the origin of the National Emergencies Act and its previous uses.An article from The Atlantic on eminent domainChris Wallace interview with Stephen MillerThe NYT article, Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the In...
Prince on tour: Muhammad bin Salman
Muhammad bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, is on a tour of Asia, striking deals and trying to polish his image. What kind of influence will he have in the region? Every year as much as a quarter of the global corporate-tax bill is avoided—legally.We take a look at where all that money is going. And we speak to Nadine Labaki, the first female Arab film-maker nominated for an Oscar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Hafta 208: Priyanka’s entry, Caravan defamation case, Mahagathbandhan & more
In this Hafta, Hartosh Singh Bal, Caravan's political editor magazine, joins Newslaundry managing editor Raman Kirpal, editor Manisha Pande, opinion writer Anand Vardhan and host Abhinandan Sekhri. The group discusses Priyanka Gandhi’s official entry into politics, the Mahagathbandhan, Ajit Doval’s son's defamation plea against the Caravan, EVM hacking and more. The Caravan’s defamation case becomes a springboard for a discussion on corruption. Abhinandan asks Anand, “Do you really think it is possible...for any prime minister to claim na khaunga na khaane dunga?” Anand replies, “Cronyism and corruption are related to it, they are a part of the body politic of elite accommodation, particularly visible in third-world political societies. I think all parties have this patronage system.” Hartosh adds: “People with an average income, below a crore, are not represented in our Parliament, simply because that is what has happened to our politics. It is today a plutocracy, or a demo...
Gulzar, the director - Just Because We Can
In this supplement episode, we talk about this amazing poet, writer, Director Gulzar. Listen to us as we dive into his three movies Koshish, Mausam and Aandhi. You can listen and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes / Stitcher / TuneIn or on YouTube. You can also listen to this episode right here on this player below. Podcast Episode Summary: • We talk about why picked these specific movies (answer: Just because we could ;)) •We talk about how he translates relationships on screen •We talk about the power of words and he is who he is because of his beautiful way with words •We talk about the absence of background sound and how that is a feature of most great movies Quotables: I am who I am because of Gulzar's words - Tanvi He explores the what could-have-beens and the would-have-beens in relationships - Flo He knows what he wants to do and he is adamant - Tanvi She needs very little extra "effect" to transform into this other person - Flo
The After Show Week 1
The host of The Story, Chad Grills, interviews special guests Stephanie Postles and Ian Faison. They highlight their favorite stories and insights from this week's episodes.
Do you want to be happy? | Tony, Sage and Michael Singer on breaking patterns and finding inner peace
What does it take to be happy? We live in a culture where happiness is largely based on external forces - like what we get and what we achieve. And when our life conditions don’t match our expectations, we experience pain and fear. We suffer. But imagine what it would feel like to create a constant sense of inner peace and freedom, and live each day in a beautiful state. In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you’ll hear a very special conversation with Tony, Sage and Michael Singer, renowned teacher and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul. They discuss what happiness really is, and what’s preventing you from living a life of peace and joy. They dive into the thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that are limiting your consciousness, and shed light on the ways you can commit to the new habits and patterns that will allow you to let go of pain and suffering and start living a life of self-realization. Discover what’s holding you back from being happy. T...
Timing is everything | Daniel Pink on the best time for meetings, taking breaks and creative breakthroughs
When you set a goal, what do you focus on? Odds are, you put most of your energy towards how you will achieve the results you’re after. But what if you shifted that focus from the how to the when. What if timing was that important? What if good timing could not only enhance your performance - it could actually give you the edge that you need to achieve your goal? Welcome back to the Peak Performer season of the Tony Robbins Podcast. Today, we have a very special guest - New York Times bestselling author and one of the most influential business minds of our time, Daniel Pink. Dan is widely regarded as one of the foremost thinkers in behavioral sciences. He’s upended conventional wisdom about what gives people drive and motivation. He’s challenged the value that society places on left brain over right brain skills. And he’s dispelled preconceived notions about what really makes a great salesman. His latest work is no exception. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing - D...
Zoya Akhtar | Gully Boy Postmortem | Anupama Chopra | Spoilers Ahead
Alert: Spoilers Ahead Post the huge opening day figures Gully Boy got at the box office, Anupama Chopra sits down in conversation with the film’s director Zoya Akhtar for a postmortem of what worked and what didn’t. The filmmaker takes us through the challenges of what what went into filmmaking the Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer based on the rap movement in India.
Ruchir Sharma Interview with Anupama Chopra | Democracy On The Road | Film Companion
Author of Democracy On The Road, Ruchir Sharma talks to Anupama Chopra about the spate of ‘political movies’ we’ve seen off late from Uri to Thackeray to The Accidental Prime Minister, how politics impacts Bollywood & why South India is a totally different ball game.
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