A menu of interesting and fun podcasts:
99% Invisible - It combines science, social science, and design to discuss aspects of the world around us. Some things that are common but are curious, some that are obscure and fascinating. Almost every one is a home run. via zazzlekdazzle
The History of Rome podcast by Mike Duncan. He also does another one called Revolutions which I'm listening to now. Very well researched and Mike is a joy to listen to. via treebeardsavesmannis
Bill Burr's Monday morning podcast is fucking hilarious. Some of the funniest parts are when he reads his advertisements cause he does all of these inflections with his voice and as he's reading he just calls the companies out on how stupid the advertisements sound. Highly recommend it! via code_and_coffee
My Dad Wrote A Porno. Pretty self explanatory, guys dad writes an erotic novel so he decided to make a podcast with two of his friends where he reads a chapter each episode. It's painfully funny, the combination of the terrible writing and the knowledge that this guy is essentially reading his dad's (graphic) sexual fantasies out loud is uniquely hysterical. via vulnerablehuman
The best podcast episodes & audio journalism of the year, as chosen by the Bello Collective team (and friends)
- Investigative journalism
- Politics & history
- First-person storytelling & interviews
- Out of the ordinary
- Human behavior, love, & other feelings
- Science, nature & technology
- Cool collaborations & serialized stories
- Audio drama
“One of the major findings in this study is that there is a dramatic difference in brain activity in the amygdala and hippocampus during inhalation compared with exhalation,” said lead author Christina Zelano, assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “When you breathe in, we discovered you are stimulating neurons in the olfactory cortex, amygdala and hippocampus, all across the limbic system.”
Another potential insight of the research is on the basic mechanisms of meditation or focused breathing. “When you inhale, you are in a sense synchronizing brain oscillations across the limbic network,” Zelano noted.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia These 4,086 square miles in southwest Bolivia make up the world’s largest salt flat. The vast and incredibly flat plains and clear skies of Salar de Uyuni make it both one of the most famous “natural mirrors” on the planet.
Omg, this is one of my favorite videos, ever! Magnets and marbles
|An exquisite swan automaton|
This is extraordinary. Wait for it.
Illustration of what's happening there.
Claghorn had an unshakable obsession with the South, and would proudly voice his disdain for the North in humorous ways. For instance, the Senator refused to ever wear a "Union suit" or drive through the Lincoln Tunnel when he visited New York City, and he claimed to drink only out of Dixie cups. The Senator even rebuked Allen for saying the word "no" in his presence, saying "N-O.. That's North abbreviated!!"Delmar, as Claghorn, starred in the 1947 movie It's a Joke, Son! which featured the above clip. The entire movie is available at YouTube. Later in his career, Delmar found that Warner Brothers had copyrighted Foghorn Leghorn, and he had to get their permission to perform as his Claghorn character."
Hilarious and somehow so pertinent to some of the insanity of this recent election and its ridiculous prejudices. It's a Joke Son, trailer.