August 2020

Dispatches from 1918 - RadiolabWith the world in chaos wrought by Covid-19, Radiolab looks back at the broader impacts of the last global pandemic. There are convincing links that are…

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July 2020

July is Audiocraft month in Australia. This year the festival went online and it was the next best thing. My first recommendation for this month came by way of of…

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June 2020
A nice walk I took in June

June 2020

Deep Breaths: How Breathing Affects Sleep, Anxiety & Resilience - Fresh AirA typically excellent Terry Gross interview with journalist James Nestor, author of 'Breath: The New Science of a Lost…

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May 2020
A wine night with friends in May - covid style!

May 2020

Times of Cloud - The Paris Review PodcastThis is the first episode of the Paris Review podcast and to be honest I would recommend listening to all of them. The…

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April 2020

You may have noticed a bit of a gap between entries here. Sorry. The end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 was a crazy time. Not only was Australia burning…

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October 2019

1619 - The New York TimesThis is a series that "examines the long shadow of slavery". Starting with the arrival of a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans in…

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September 2019

If - Sherre DeLys and John JacobsThis is a stunning piece produced in 2002 and inspired by the New Children's Hospital at Westmead. It lives in a blurry grey spot…

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August 2019

That Infernal Noise (Der var en infernalsk støj-net) - Niels Pugholm A sound art piece by the Danish sound artist Niels Pugholm. This is a Google translation of the Danish…

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July 2019

Moon Graffiti - The TruthTo celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Truth has replayed (repodcast?) their first ever episode, back from 2010. The story is…

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June 2019

Your Undivided Attention - Centre for Humane Technology: This is a new podcast from CHT, a nonprofit organisation set up by a bunch of ex-silicon valley dudes who have seen the error of the former was and are now on a mission to reverse the evils of technology and "realign it with humanity". Episodes 1 and 2 feature Natasha Dow Schüll, the author of Addiction by Design. Schüll's book looks at the addictive nature of pokies - she's spent years studying how they hold people in an endless loop of play. The parallels with social media and smartphone design are quite terrifying.

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